Thesis / Dissertation

Oncogenes in KRAS Wild Type Pancreatic Cancer

Somayeh Ahmadloo, Sean Grimmond (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an invasive cancer, ranked the fourth most prevalent cause of cancer related death. Somatic genetic alterations are primary drivers of PDAC. 93% of patients have activating mutations in the master oncogene, KRAS. Several studies have investigated the mutational landscapes of pancreatic cancer. However, comprehensive studies of KRAS wild type pancreatic tumours are limited. Hence the process of initiation and progression of this cancer remains to be discovered and may be associated with genes that have not been identified. The current project aims to identify oncogenes in KRAS wild type Pancreatic cancer. It also aims to identify whether these oncog..

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