Proteomic and genomic profiling of pancreatic cancer

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Abstract

Pancreatic cancer remains the most fatal human tumor type. The aggressive tumor biology coupled with the lack of early detection strategies and effective treatment are major reasons for the poor survival rate. Collaborative research efforts have been devoted to understand pancreatic cancer at the molecular level. Large-scale genomic studies have generated important insights into the genetic drivers of pancreatic cancer. In the post-genomic era, protein sequencing of tumor tissue, cell lines, pancreatic juice, and blood from patients with pancreatic cancer has provided a fundament for the development of new diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. The integration of mass spectrometry and genomic sequencing strategies may help characterize protein identities and post-translational modifications that relate to a specific mutation. Consequently, proteomic and genomic techniques have become a compulsory requirement in modern medicine and health care. These types of proteogenomic studies may usher in a new era of precision diagnostics and treatment in patients with pancreatic cancer.

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Authors
Organisations
External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Wenzhou Medical University
  • The 2nd Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Medical Genetics

Keywords

  • Biomarkers, Genomics, Pancreatic cancer, Proteogenomics, Proteomics
Original languageEnglish
JournalCell Biology and Toxicology
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 Feb 15
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes