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This Is Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Africa Studio/Shutterstock Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat largely because the early signs are vague, the cancer is highly aggressive, and no screening test exists yet. But the future is starting to look hopeful. When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced that he has late-stage pancreatic cancer in March 2019, his fans were stunned. The cancer… Read More »

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism. Mutations in BRCA cause cells to lose the ability to repair errors in DNA through a… Read More »