This Week in Cancer Cell


In Cancer Cell this week, researchers in the US and Europe say pancreatitis-induced inflammation contributes to pancreatic cancer. It does so by inhibiting oncogene-induced senescence of cancer cells. Pancreatic acinar cells are resistant to transformation by oncogenes, but if they are exposed to limited bouts of non-acute pancreatitis and they harbor K-Ras oncogenes, they can yield pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias and ductal adenocarcinomas, the authors write.

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The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.