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The Healthy WAAY: Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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Researchers now have a new tool to study the development of pancreatic cancer Video: The Healthy WAAY: Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Researchers now have a new tool to study the development of pancreatic cancer Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:46:46 +0000 The Healthy WAAY: Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Researchers now have a new tool to study the development of pancreatic cancer WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL pancreatic cancer causes the deaths of 95 percent of the people diagnosed with it. chemotherapy helps but is only able to extend survival for a few months. researchers have a new tool allowing them to better study how the cancer develops. it's a tough role reversal for this retired anesthesiologist . inocencio davila is now a patient with pancreatic cancer, following a bout with renal cancer. cg inocencio davila, md in: :12 out: :24 "next thing you know, i started getting jaundice, that's when i started getting concerned. she said, well you know what they say about painless jaundice and i said i know, but i don't really want to hear that." vo/narration....... innocencio is now on an aggressive treatment plan of chemotherapy and radiation, to prolong his life. cg sukeshi arora, md medical oncologist mays cancer center "so, chemotherapies are getting better to improve those numbers, but we have a long way to go." ut health san antonio in: :30 out: :35 vo/narration....... enter researcher bruno doiron . doiron is developing a new technology that allows pancreatic tumors in mice to develop with the same traits as human pancreatic cancer. cg bruno doiron, phd biomedical researcher department of medicine ut health san antonio in: :46 out: :56 "i use the mutation found in pancreatic cancer found in humans so that mimics more randomly what's happening in the cancer development." vo/narration....... doiron injects a modified virus into the mouse. that virus delivers two human cancer genetic mutations into the mouse pancreas. the human-like cancers that develop give researchers an effective way to test new drugs. it's a finding that's applauded by patients like inocencio inocencio davila, md in: 1:13 out: 1:18 "without that how can we find a treatment for the cancer that we have." vo/narration....... i'm martie salt reporting. a u-s patent is pending on the gene delivery technology developed by bruno doiron . obesity and diabetes are major risk factors for pancreatic cancer. researchers say the new technology can be used to examine

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