Jungsun Kim, John P. Hoffman, R. Katherine Alpaugh, Andrew D. Rhim, Maximilian Reichert, Ben Z. Stanger, Emma E. Furth, Antonia R. Sepulveda, Chao-Xing Yuan, Kyoung-Jae Won, Greg Donahue, Jessica Sands, Andrew A. Gumbs, Kenneth S. Zaret et al.
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) carries a dismal prognosis and lacks a human cell model of early disease progression. When human PDAC cells are injected into immunodeficient mice, they generate advanced stage cancer. We hypothesized that if human PDAC cells were converted to pluripotency and then allowed to differentiate back into pancreatic tissue, they might undergo early stages of cancer. Although most induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines were not of the expected cancer genotype, one PDAC line…
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