Pancreatic cancer is four diseases

Pancreatic cancer comes in at least four different genetic variants, which should be regarded as separate diseases, an Australian-led study has shown.

An analysis of the genomes of 456 pancreatic tumours, published in Nature, has revealed the genes behind the disease.

“We identified 32 genes from 10 genetic pathways that are consistently mutated in pancreatic tumours, but further analysis of gene activity