New device could be solution for the most deadly form of cancer

February 4, 2015 7:00 PM

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New device could be solution for the most deadly form of cancer

Pancreatic cancer is known to be one of the most deadly forms of the disease, with a five-year survival rate of just 6 percent. Traditional treatment methods can be ineffective on pancreatic tumors, but researchers have developed a new device that delivers drugs directly to the cancer’s source, potentially increasing life expectancy for patients.

There are a number of reasons pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat. Most patients have no warning symptoms of the disease until the tumor is advanced. Also, most cases of pancreatic tumors are aggressive and spread quickly. When treated, drugs may be unable to effectively penetrate th...

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