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' 'We identified 32 genes from 10 genetic pathways that are consistently in pancreatic tumors, but further analysis of gene activity revealed four distinct subtypes of tumors,” lead researcher Sean Grimmond, a professor at the University of Melbourne, told Medical News Today.
The international team of researchers classified pancreatic cancer into four subtypes; squamous, pancreatic progenitor, immunogenic and aberrantly differentiated endocrine eXocrine (ADEX).'
It seems to be a major advance - based on 456 genomic analyses of pancreatic
tumor DNA. Published in Nature. PANCAN also sent out an email announcing
this earlier today. Hopefully it may lead to new targeted therapies.
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