pancreatic cancer growth

Collagen plays protective role during pancreatic cancer development

Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D.

Findings suggest the protein helps slow tumor progression, pointing to new cancer therapeutic strategies Contrary to long-held beliefs, Type I collagen produced by cancer-associated fibroblasts may not promote cancer development but instead plays a protective role in controlling pancreatic cancer progression, reports a new study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. This new understanding supports novel therapeutic approaches that bolster collagen rather than suppress it. The study finds that collagen works in the […]