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In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers find more than 850 rare, heritable genetic alterations that can predispose humans to cancer.

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The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.

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Mouse organoids reveal that a protein active during embryonic development joins forces with gene enhancers to revert cancer cells to an earlier developmental state.

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image: Study: Blood Test Detects Pancreatic Cancer

Study: Blood Test Detects Pancreatic Cancer

By Aggie Mika | July 14, 2017

A newly identified marker for a common pancreatic cancer may help doctors detect the disease in its earlier stages.

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Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer

By Catherine Offord | April 20, 2016

The mix of bacteria living in the oral cavity is related to a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a study.

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Time Bungles Precision Medicine

By Kerry Grens | April 20, 2015

Personalized pancreatic cancer therapies based on tumor genomics may take too long to prepare to be helpful, according to a small clinical trial.

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image: Tumors Fall to Radioactive Bacteria

Tumors Fall to Radioactive Bacteria

By Sabrina Richards | April 22, 2013

Researchers use bacteria to deliver radiation to shrink pancreatic tumors in mice.

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Genome Digest

By Dan Cossins | December 7, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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A Malignant Alliance

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2012

Two proteins interact to save adhesion molecules from degradation, potentially contributing to a more aggressive cancer.

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