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Genetic Sequencing in Pancreatic Cancer Study

Promising findings in pancreatic cancer study highlight the importance of genetic sequencing

A study led by BC Cancer researchers, which looked into the genetic profiles of advanced pancreatic cancers, has led to a unique treatment that is offering new hope in pancreatic cancer treatment.

“After looking into the genetic structure of the pancreatic tumours, we identified a unique trait that we had seen before in other cancer types, that was potentially treatable. In these relatively rare instances, we have seen rapid and remarkable results,” says Dr. Renouf. “This is a breakthrough in terms of the potential of precision medicine for pancreatic cancer.”

The outcomes of this study are a compelling example of how BC Cancer Foundation donors are fuelling promising precision medicine treatments and bringing new hope to cancer patients and their families.