Pancreatic cancer stroma: understanding biology leads to new therapeutic strategies.

@article{Rucki2014PancreaticCS,
  title={Pancreatic cancer stroma: understanding biology leads to new therapeutic strategies.},
  author={Agnieszka Anna Rucki and Lei Zheng},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={2237-46}
}
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is among the deadliest cancers in the United States and in the world. Late diagnosis, early metastasis and lack of effective therapy are among the reasons why only 6% of patients diagnosed with PDA survive past 5 years. Despite development of targeted therapy against other cancers, little progression has been made in the treatment of PDA. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the development of new treatments. However, in order to proceed with treatments… CONTINUE READING