Pancreatic Cancer May Have Met Its Match

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Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to treat, but researchers’ latest immunotherapy tactics may give them the upper hand.

Most people don’t even know they have a pancreas, let alone what it does. One of my patients, Richard, was no exception. He came to see me after experiencing several months of weight loss and fatigue. A CT scan revealed a concerning spot on his pancreas as well as other spots on his liver, and a biopsy confirmed our worst fears: He had pancreatic cancer. The spots on his liver also were pancreatic cancer cells, indicating the cancer had spread, or metastasized, to another organ. Richard&rs…

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