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Consensus Report Offers Recommendations for Pancreatic Cancer Research Progress

An October 2009 consensus report presents recommendations from the 2007 National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Planning Meeting on Pancreas Cancer Treatment. The meeting was convened so that scientists, physicians, advocates, industry representatives, and government agencies could discuss ways to integrate current scientific knowledge into better clinical trial designs.

The report outlines specific recommendations in the areas of new drug targets, laboratory models to study pancreatic cancer, future clinical trials, tumor banks (biorepositories), and biomarkers. Click here to read the full summary of the report.