Translational advances in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma therapy
Hosein AN, Dougan SK, Aguirre AJ, Maitra A. Translational advances in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma therapy. Nat Cancer. 2022;3(3):272-286. doi:10.1038/s43018-022-00349-2
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive cancer that is most frequently detected at advanced stages, limiting treatment options to systemic chemotherapy with modest clinical responses. Here, we review recent advances in targeted therapy and immunotherapy for treating subtypes of PDAC with diverse molecular alterations. We focus on the current preclinical and clinical evidence supporting the potential of these approaches and the promise of combinatorial regimens to improve the lives of patients with PDAC.
Advocate Aurora Health, Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic, Sheboygan, WI