As more research time is dedicated to pancreatic cancer, clinicians are gaining important insights into this disease and the unique way it manages to overcome most who are diagnosed with it. Perhaps one of the most promising new discoveries is the realization that pancreatic cancer has four distinct subtypes that might respond better to their…

An estimated 53,000 Americans will face a positive diagnosis of pancreatic cancer this year. About 41,000 will die from the disease. With a 5-year survival rate that is less than 10 percent, this form of cancer is among the deadliest. While treatments for pancreatic cancer are slowly progressing as are screening procedures, the first line…