Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research: Q&A With Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD

This week, scientists from around the world will convene in Orlando, Florida, as the AACR hosts a conference titled Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care. The conference will include discussion on the biological mechanisms of pancreatic cancer, drug development, epidemiology and risk factors, patient perspectives, and more.

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New Nanotherapeutic Approved for Pancreatic Cancer

Yesterday, Onivyde, which is a nanotherapeutic form of the conventional chemotherapeutic irinotecan, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in combination with two other conventional chemotherapeutics, fluorouracil and leucovorin, to treat patients with advanced pancreatic cancer that has progressed despite treatment with gemcitabine-based chemotherapy.

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On the Road to Better Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

Costas Lyssiotis, PhD, a 2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant recipient, is conducting research to understand the unique metabolism of pancreatic tumors and discover new therapeutic targets that can exploit the dependency of these tumors on the nutrients that fuel their growth.

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