February 24th, 2010

Mayo Clinic researchers find oncogene is important in pancreatic cancer growth and spread

By Beth Backus

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have found that PKC-iota (PKC), an oncogene important in colon and lung cancers, is over-produced in pancreatic cancer and is linked to poor patient survival. They also found that genetically inhibiting PKC in laboratory animals led to a significant decrease in pancreatic tumor growth and spread.

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