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Predicting prognosis and treatment response in a subset of pancreatic cancer patients
Date:2/11/2010

ine what if any role the histone modifications have in causing the development of aggressive forms of pancreatic cancer.

"If you can uncover the mechanism of how the histone modifications are associated with cancer development and/or progression, you may be able to design strategies to interfere with that process," Kurdistani said. "Such a strategy could be the basis for a targeted therapy or chemoprevention approach."

Kurdistani said the current study could not have been done if not for the collaborative and multi-disciplinary research within the Jonsson Cancer Center and UCLA. The study was funded through grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Translational Research Program, the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.


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