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

Categories News Date/Time Author

A recent paper (Falyza Notta, et al, Nature, 2016) suggests that pancreatic cancer┬ádoes not proceed gradually but rather┬ábehaves like a “big bang” at some point in time (see a related news release in┬áMedical News Today).┬áThis is completely consistent with┬áthe cancer dormancy model proposed by┬áChen, Jiao, and Torquato┬áin 2014,┬á┬áin which there is a sudden “switch” to proliferation from a dormant┬ástate.┬á