Organ-on-a-Chip Models for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Organ-on-a-Chip Models for Pancreatic Cancer Research

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Author(s): Tianxiu Lin

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.2253 60 252 49-56 Volume 9 - Feb 2020


Pancreatic cancer is the one of lowest survival rate cancer among all kinds of cancer. This is because its early syndromes are very different from other fatal diseases. Although with the development of the detection and management, more than 96% of the patients cannot live more than 5 years after diagnosis. Survival rate is low for those with malignant disease in the pancreas, because surgical resection at present may cut off the only chance of the cure. Unfortunately, 80–85% of patients are present with advanced unresectable pathology. Furthermore, pancreatic cancer responds poorly to most chemotherapeutic agents. Therefore, many scientists have devoted tons of efforts into the field of pancreatic cancer. With the development of biotechnology and medicine, a rising tech named Organ-on-a-chip shows astonishing capability of monitoring and modeling cancer. In the following passage, it provides an overview of the advanced technology in research on pancreatic cancer.


Pancreatic Cancer, Chemotherapeutic Agents, Organ-On-A-Chip


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