Dana-Farber study finds new genetic risk markers in pancreatic cancer
- Posted: August 4, 2014
A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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