A study published Wednesday by a University of Hawai’i Cancer Center researcher, Lang Wu, identified six novel susceptibility genes for pancreatic risk. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality in Hawai’i and the university says the study will help researchers implement risk assessment strategies to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes.
The study was published in Cancer Research by the American Association for Cancer Research.“Our discovery of novel candidate susceptibility genes associated with pancreatic cancer will allow us to better understand the biology and genetics of this deadly malignancy, and help us to identify individuals at risk,” said Wu. Read more . . .