Scientists have discovered that an FDA-approved arthritis drug might also help treat pancreatic cancer. The drug works by causing the cancer cells’ mitochondria to fuse, after which they are destroyed. The drug prolonged survival in a mouse model of pancreatic cancer.
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In the most common type of pancreatic cancer, the abnormal cells contain highly fragmented mitochondria. New research suggests that they can serve as a novel target in the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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