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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered three low-frequency variants that contribute to pancreatic cancer risk among individuals of Chinese ancestry.

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) affects some 44,000 people each year in the US, according to the National Cancer Institute. It has a low five-year overall survival rate of 5 percent, and, the authors of the new study said, its incidence is on the rise.

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