With an estimated 49,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the United States each year and more than 40,000 deaths, there’s no denying the outlook for patients is bleak. With a five-year survival rate that doesn’t break the 10 percent mark, the need for better, life-extending treatments is critical. Researchers at the City of…

As it stands in the present, pancreatic cancer has one of the bleakest survival rates going. An estimated 49,000 Americans are diagnosed with this disease each year and more than 40,000 die from it. Considered difficult to detect and often more difficult to treat, the disease is one that has long perplexed the medical community…