February 25th, 2010

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

By Kelley Luckstein

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have found that PKC-iota, an oncogene important in colon and lung cancers, is over-produced in PKC pancreatic cancer and is linked to poor patient survival.

 

They also found that in laboratory animals led to a significant decreaseigenetically inhibiting PKC in pancreatic tumor growth and spread.

 

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, 2/24/2010

Tags: Cancer, oncogene, pancreatic cancer

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