Pancreatic Cancer : Specific Protein Promotes Development of Pancreatitis and Tumours

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer and is currently very difficult to treat. However, the last few years have seen advances in the scientific understanding of how this cancer develops at a molecular level. For example, as well as certain risk factors, genetic changes also play a role.

In a study published in leading journal “Cancer Cell”, a team led by laboratory medicine specialist Jelena Todoric from MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Laboratory Medicine and molecular biologist Michael Karin from the University of California in San Diego were able to show that disrupted cell autophagy can be a precursor for these genetic changes. Read more . . .


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