The pancreas is an important organ located behind the stomach that produces hormones such as insulin and digestive enzymes to help break down food in the small intestine. Sadly, there is a high mortality rate observed with this cancer.
A formidable ailment, pancreatic carcinoma emerges from the cells of the pancreas, as they mutate and proliferate unrestrainedly. The result is the creation of a solid mass or lump, commonly referred to as a tumor. Tumors cause various complications by spreading and affecting other organs and systems inside the body.
Specifically, scientists have found a connection between a specific protein and PDAC, raising hopes for new and more effective treatments for patients. This finding is an important step forward in the fight against PDAC and emphasizes the critical role that continued research plays in advancing cancer treatment.