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Surgical trial targets ‘inoperable’ pancreatic tumours

A clinical trial aims to offer a lifeline for patients facing advanced pancreatic cancer, traditionally considered beyond surgical intervention.

The study, led by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California, seeks to determine whether a combination of chemotherapy followed by a novel surgical procedure could pave the way for improved outcomes for people with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

This form of the disease indicates tumours that haven't spread but are closely positioned near adjacent blood vessels, making surgical removal risky.

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