PANCREATIC CANCER: Exosomes for targeting KRAS in the treatment of pancreatic cancer

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Abstract

KRAS oncogene mutations are commonly encountered in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, driving tumour initiation, proliferation, progression and metastasis. Human exosomes engineered to deliver small interfering RNA silencing KRASG12D are highly efficient at specifically targeting pancreatic cancer cells to dramatically reduce RAS activation, cancer cell proliferation and metastatic processes.

Refers to Kamerkar, S. et al. Exosomes facilitate therapeutic targeting of oncogenic KRAS in pancreatic cancer. Nature 546, 498-503 (2017).

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