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Our priorities: Research

Our world-class faculty are breaking new ground in cancer, neuroscience, orthoapaedics, heart and vascular disease, and many other areas. With your support, we can pursue ever-bolder directions in research.
 

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Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev Up Immune System

A Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an “immune memory” in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away.

The result is that the combination treatment also destroyed pancreatic cells that had spread to the liver, a common site for metastatic disease.
 

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