Cold Spring Harbor scientists make key pancreatic cancer discovery – New York News

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists Dr. Christopher Vakoc, left, and Dr. David Tuveson, who led a team that discovered a key biological mechanism driving the spread of pancreatic ductal cancer. (Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered a key biological mechanism that drives the spread of pancreatic cancer and helps explain why one of the most common forms of the disease is so deadly.

The researchers, in the just-released issue of the journal Cell, describe how working with tiny pancreatic organoids — miniature living models of the pancreas — led to their significant…

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