Tag: PDAC

Characterization of Blood- Based Molecular Profiling in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Introduction Most cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are diagnosed in the metastatic or locally advanced stage. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States,1,2 with a 5-year overall survival (OS) around 10% in this country2 despite years of research and therapeutic development. For those patients…

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IRE combined with toripalimab versus IRE alone for LAPC

Introduction Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a lethal gastrointestinal disease with increasing morbidity, which also has a growing impact on cancer-specific mortality worldwide.1 Nearly 40% of all PDAC cases are localized to the pancreas and characterized with the involvement of major vascular structures, leading to unresectable disease without metastases detected…

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Prognostic Biomarkers Identified for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Using Whole Genome Sequencing

Possible biomarkers for prognosis and clinical outcomes were identified, through the use whole exome sequencing and RNA sequencing, as therapeutic targets for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a recent study. The study, published in Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology, also reconfirmed genomic landscapes, major driver mutations, and…

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Science Papers Uncover Protein Involved in Tumor Metastasis, Cancer Detection Via DNA Methylation Sequencing

Using a temporal multi-omics approach, a team led by scientists from Heidelberg University has identified a protein involved in tumor metastasis that could serve as a new therapeutic cancer target. Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality and the mechanistically least well-understood step of the tumor progression cascade. However,…

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