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Dual thermal ablation may be effective treatment for pancreatic cancer

February 26, 2018

Scientists have developed a way to kill more cancerous cells in the pancreas through a heating and freezing process.

The researchers at Binghamton University in New York had success killing the tumors through a process known as dual thermal ablation, according to a study published this month in Liver and Pancreatic Sciences.

Cancer in the pancreas, which is located behind the stomach, starts when cells start to grow out of control.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 63 individuals will be diagnosed with the cancer in their lifetime, and 44,300 die annually in the United States. About 95 percent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will die because of limited treatment options, the American Cancer Society estimates. 

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