Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Saves Nancy's Life

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Pioneering pancreatic cancer research at the Kimmel Cancer Center includes refinements to the Whipple procedure, a complex pancreatic cancer surgery, and the first genetic blueprint for pancreatic cancer, mapping out all the mutations in known human genes linked to cancer that make proteins that tell cells how to behave. The discovery uncovered an unexpected terrain of diversity in alterations from tumor to tumor. It explained why seemingly similar cancers often responded very differently to the same treatments.