What Makes Pancreatic Cancer So Aggressive?

*credit verbatim via ScienceDaily.com and University of Michigan Health System*

New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease.

The researchers found a gene known to be involved in nearly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers promotes cancer growth and spread. The gene, ATDC, plays a key role in how a tumor progresses from a preinvasive state to an invasive cancer to metastatic cancer.

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*credit verbatim via ScienceDaily.com and University of Michigan Health System*

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