Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage and few effective treatment options are available. Survival rates have remained low for the past 40 years.


Our researchers are discovering how pancreatic cancer cells become resistant to current therapies. Our goal is to find more effective treatments to improve outcomes for people with pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer research at WEHI

Our researchers are:

  • identifying new drugs to treat pancreatic cancer
  • finding ways to overcome resistance to current therapies
  • understanding the molecular mechanisms why cells metastasise
  • understanding the role of the immune system in fighting pancreatic cancer
  • developing biomarkers to allow early warning of disease
  • developing a pancreatic cancer registry to accelerate research and better understand the disease.
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