Jonathan R. Brody: Progress in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment a Slow Process

While researchers looking for a more effective treatment for pancreatic cancer await their breakthrough moment even slow progress is an accomplishment in working toward their ultimate goal.

While researchers looking for a more effective treatment for pancreatic cancer await their breakthrough moment even slow progress is an accomplishment in working toward their ultimate goal.

Jonathan R. Brody, PhD, said the current treatment options involve a "brute force approach," but held hope that more targeted treatments could be used in the future. Because of the nature of pancreatic cancer Brody said doctors may also have to look at the concept of the targeted therapies than they do for other cancer patients as well.