Cancer is a very common and deadly disease for all humans. Due to its severity many different researchers are focused on finding treatments and different approaches for it. Many different forms of cancer exist where some are harder to cure than other. Pancreatic cancer is considered to be a very common type of cancer that is hard to treat due to the small size of the pancreas.
However, a recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the Experimental Oncology Group, were able to find a way to make the surgery of removing the cancer successful. The study was led by a scientist from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) called Mariano Barbacid.
This is a great breakthrough due to the high number of people being affected by pancreatic cancer and the failure in having an effective surgery to remove the disease. The results were published in the journal of Cancer Cell, which shows great advances. There is observed a huge decrease in the aggression of the cancer after their removal operation with their new technology.
Mariano was excited to announce his results as it tackles pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma which is the most aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. In Spain, a total of 8000 people are affected with pancreatic cancer annually with not enough technologies and developments to solve the disease.
This type of cancer is immune against chemotherapy and other types of treatments which is why almost 10 – 20 % of PDA are not curable.