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(University of California - San Diego) Although pancreatic cancer comprises just 3 percent of cancer cases in the United States, it is the nation's third deadliest cancer due to its aggressive nature and tendency to spread. A team of University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $1 million Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) grant to test drugs that block signals that play a critical role in driving growth and progression of pancreatic cancer.NEXT ARTICLE
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