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Targeting the hypoxia pathway to treat pancreatic cancer

Authors Erickson L, Highsmith Jr. E, Fei P, Zhang J

Received 14 January 2015

Accepted for publication 10 March 2015

Published 8 April 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 2029—2031


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Prof. Dr. Wei Duan

Lori A Erickson,1 W Edward Highsmith Jr,1 Peiwen Fei,2 Jun Zhang1

1Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; 2University of Hawaii Cancer Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

Abstract: The correlation between hypoxia and pancreatic cancer has long been discussed. Hao’s research team made many efforts on revealing the oncogenic function of hypoxic inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) in pancreatic cancer progression and development in recent years. Based on their research, they linked micro-environmental regulation of pancreatic cancer and its clinical significance. Hao’s research team suggests it is a promising approach to target HIF-1 for the management of pancreatic cancer progression and invasion.

Keywords: hypoxia, HIF-1, pancreatic cancer

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