Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the seventh leading cause of cancer-related death. PC incidence has continued to increase by about 1% each year in both men and women. Although the 5-year relative survival rate of PC has increased from 3% to 12%, it is still the lowest among cancers. Hence, novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Challenges in PC-targeted therapeutic strategies stem from the high PC heterogeneity and from the poorly understood interplay between cancer cells and the surrounding microenvironment. Signaling pathways that drive PC cell growth have been the subject of intense scrutiny and interest has been attracted by necroptosis, a distinct type of programmed cell death. In this review, we provide a historical background on necroptosis and a detailed analysis of the ongoing debate on the role of necroptosis in PC malignant progression.

The Dual Role of Necroptosis in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Giansante V.
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Stati G.;Sancilio S.;Guerra E.;Di Pietro R.
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2023-01-01

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the seventh leading cause of cancer-related death. PC incidence has continued to increase by about 1% each year in both men and women. Although the 5-year relative survival rate of PC has increased from 3% to 12%, it is still the lowest among cancers. Hence, novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Challenges in PC-targeted therapeutic strategies stem from the high PC heterogeneity and from the poorly understood interplay between cancer cells and the surrounding microenvironment. Signaling pathways that drive PC cell growth have been the subject of intense scrutiny and interest has been attracted by necroptosis, a distinct type of programmed cell death. In this review, we provide a historical background on necroptosis and a detailed analysis of the ongoing debate on the role of necroptosis in PC malignant progression.
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