Researchers have found a way to coax pancreatic cancer cells to revert back to normal cells by adding a protein that binds to specific DNA sequences and controls the genes involved in the growth and differentiation of the cells. The finding offers a glimmer of hope to people with pancreatic cancer, a disease that claims about 40,000 lives a year. “For the first time, we have shown that overexpression of a single gene can reduce the tumor-promoting potential of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells and reprogram them toward their original cell type. Thus, pancreatic cancer cells retain a genetic memory which we ... Read More
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