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‘Promising’ pancreas cancer drug

February 20, 2012
"After six cycles of treatment, a scan showed the tumours had reduced and so I have continued with the treatment. The trial gives you hope - I really feel I can do this with the science behind me."
- Richard Griffiths, patient

Scientists say they may have found a new weapon against pancreatic cancer after promising early trial results of an experimental drug combination.

Giving the chemotherapy agent gemcitabine with an experimental drug called MRK003 sets off a chain of events that ultimately kills cancer cells, studies in mice show.

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