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‘Time machine’ offers new pancreatic cancer drug testing approach – Phys.org

Many patients with pancreatic cancer have only about a 10% chance of survival within five years of their diagnosis because they tend to become resistant to chemotherapy,…

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Many patients with pancreatic cancer have only about a 10% chance of survival within five years of their diagnosis because they tend to become resistant to chemotherapy, past studies have indicated.
A “time machine” that Purdue University engineers designed to observe pancreatic cancer behavior over time suggests a new drug testing approach that could help scientists better catch resistance.
The researchers found that testing potential drugs on multiple tumor cell subtypesrather than on just one…

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