Pancreatic Cancer: Where We Are

Philadelphia Inquirer senior health reporter Marie McCullough describes the challenge of pancreatic cancer and the efforts underway by the American Association for Cancer Research and its partners to combat the disease in a recent article.

Pancreatic cancer - the clusters of purple cells with white centers - is surrounded and shielded by the dense stroma, made up of connective tissue and other cells. Courtesy of Penn Medicine.
Pancreatic cancer – the clusters of purple cells with white centers – is surrounded and shielded by the dense stroma, made up of connective tissue and other cells. Courtesy of Penn Medicine.

Her report, which also ran in the Houston Chronicle and the Seattle Times, highlights a recent publication in Cancer Research from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network that describes how pancreatic cancer will surpass colon and breast cancer to become the second leading cancer killer by 2030.

She also reports on important research efforts being conducted at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and funded by groups like Stand Up To Cancer and The Lustgarten Foundation.

 

 

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