By lucas sanchez
Cause and Core Symptoms
Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells in your pancreas develop mutations in their DNA. These mutations cause cells to grow uncontrollably and to continue living after normal cells would die. These accumulating cells can form a tumor. Once you have pancreatic cancer some symptoms you may have could be...
Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
Loss of appetite
Cell Signaling Pathway Involved
Correct and Incorrect Mechanism
Incorrect mechanism-The mechanisms of pancreatic cancer progression remain unknown, but it is assumed that TGF-B fails to regulate cell growth in cells affected with the cancer. It impacts the epithelial cells comprising the tumor, and may affect the surrounding stromal cells.
current direction of research
- Early detection
- Genetic/molecular studies
- Targeted therapy
- Gene therapy
- Cancer stem cells
- Supportive care