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Pancreatic cancer has been found to be "four separate diseases" not just one, according to new research.
Scientists at the University of Glasgow discovered the disease could be classified as one of four different sub-types, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment in future.
Professor Sean Grimmond said the ability to identify different sub-types of the disease could lead to more effective treatment for patients.
He said: "This study demonstrates that pancreatic cancer is better considered as four separate diseases, with different survival rates, treatments and underlying genetics.
"Knowing which sub-type a patient has would allow a doctor to provide a more accurate prognosis and treatment recommendations."
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One in ten cancer patients are in pain for the final 48 hours of their life because of a lack of support and pain relief at home according to a charity.
Macmillan Cancer Support called on the Government to conduct a significant overhaul of palliative care to prevent further “pain and heartbreak”.
ITV News' Sally Lockwood reports:
Inadequate pain medication means cancer patients who want to die at home have no choice but to go to hospital, charity says.Read the full story ›