“A Renewed Model of Pancreatic Cancer Evolution…” in Nature

A recent paper (Falyza Notta, et al, Nature, 2016) suggests that pancreatic cancer¬†does not proceed gradually but rather¬†behaves like a “big bang” at some point in time (see a related news release in¬†Medical News Today).¬†This is completely consistent with¬†the cancer dormancy model proposed by¬†Chen, Jiao, and Torquato¬†in 2014,¬†¬†in which there is a sudden “switch” to proliferation from a dormant¬†state.¬†