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Protein Involved in Pancreatic Cancer Development Plays More Complicated Role, Study Finds

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A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds.

PDX1, a transcription factor critical for pancreatic development, has distinct roles at different stages of pancreatic cancer – keeping cancer at bay in normal cells, then eventually contributing to the cancer’s growth once a tumor forms, but also preventing the tumor from becoming more aggressive.

It’s a complexity that seems to be typical of this challenging disease, which is the No. 3 cancer killer.    Read more . . . 

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