Battling Pancreatic Cancer

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National Foundation for Cancer Research scientist Michael Sporn is working on a new class of anti-cancer drugs for the prevention of pancreatic cancer. Sporn, who is known at NFCR as "the father of chemoprevention," and his team at Dartmouth Medical School, have designed and synthesized triterpenoids — synthetic compounds that target and inhibit biological processes like inflammation, which play a role in the formation of the disease.

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