NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A form of bile duct cancer associated with liver fluke infection appears to share some mutation patterns with a pancreatic cancer called pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a new study suggests.

An international team led by investigators in Singapore and Thailand did whole-exome sequencing on tumor-normal samples from eight individuals with the bile duct cancer cholangiocarcinoma, or CCA, that were related to infection by the Southeast Asian liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini.

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