NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investigators at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have received nearly $1.1 million from the National Cancer Institute to study the role epigenetics plays in pancreatic cancer, GWU said yesterday.

Researchers in Assistant Professor Alexandros Tzatsos' lab will use two recent NCI grants, one for $706,000 and another $374,000 award, to study how epigenetic regulators and epigenetic oncogenic networks are involved in this deadly cancer.

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