Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most deadly cancers with a grave prognosis. Despite continuous efforts to improve remedial values, limited progress has been made. We have reported that dual specificity phosphatase 28 (DUSP28) has a critical role of chemo-resistance and migration in pancreatic cancers. However, its mechanism remains unclear. Here, we further clarify the function of DUSP28 in pancreatic cancers. Analysis using a public microarray database and in vitro assay indicated a critical role of platelet derived growth factor A (PDGF-A) in pancreatic cancer malignancy. PDGF-A was positively regulated by DUSP28 expression at the mRNA and protein levels. Enhanced DUSP28 sensitized pancreatic cancer cells to exogenous PDGF-A treatment in migration, invasion, and proliferation. Transfection with siRNA targeting DUSP28 blunted the influence of administered PDGF-A by inhibition of phosphorylation of FAK, ERK1/2, and p38 signalling pathways. In addition, DUSP28 and PDGF-A formed an acquired autonomous autocrine-signaling pathway. Furthermore, targeting DUSP28 inhibited the tumor growth and migratory features through the blockade of PDGF-A expression and intracellular signaling in vivo. Our results establish novel insight into DUSP28 and PDGF-A related autonomous signaling pathway in pancreatic cancer.