Oncology & Cancer

'Super-enhancer' molecules super-charge pancreatic tumor growth

Pancreatic cancers are among the most aggressive, deadly tumor types, and for years, researchers have struggled to develop effective drugs against the tumors. Now, Salk Institute researchers have identified a new set of molecules ...

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The pancreas /ˈpæŋkriəs/ is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is both an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin, as well as a digestive organ, secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes that assist the absorption of nutrients and the digestion in the small intestine. These enzymes help to further break down the carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids in the chyme.

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