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Pancreatic Cancer Cells Starved by Compound Found in Vine

Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Julius Maximilian University of W├╝rzburgin Germany and the Institute of Natural Medicine of the University of Toyama in Japan have discovered a potential new treatment for pancreatic cancer: a compound called ancistrolikokine E3, which is derived from twigs of the vine Ancistrocladus likoko. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths, with less than 10% of patients surviving beyond five years. Pancreatic cancer cells...

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3D Imaging Technique Reveals Origins of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 7%. With early diagnosis, however, that percentage can rise to between 20% and 35%. By developing a new technology to analyze three-dimensional (3D) pancreatic tumor tissue samples, researchers have discovered ways in which the malignancies start and grow. The investigators' new technique can potentially be used for early diagnosis. "To investigate the origins of pancreatic cancer, we spent six years developing ...

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