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PIK3-AKT and Its Role in Pancreatic Cancer

  • Saimila Momin
  • Ganji Purnachandra NagarajuEmail author
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Abstract

The pancreas plays an important role in our body to help with maintaining and regulating homeostatic conditions. One of the cellular pathways that play a major role in pancreatic cell growth and division is the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-AKT pathway. According to current research studies, even the smallest changes to the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-AKT can cause abnormal cellular growth leading to the development of cancerous cells. Currently, there are many treatment options which are targeting the PI3K-AKT signaling pathway. This chapter examines the function of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-AKT pathway in pancreatic cancer and discusses current research studies that focus on potential treatment options.

Keywords

Pancreatic cancer Growth PI-3K AKT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer InstituteEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, School of Medicine, Winship Cancer InstituteEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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