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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Apr 15, 2016; 8(4): 358-365
Published online Apr 15, 2016. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v8.i4.358
Chromodomain-helicase-DNA binding protein 5, 7 and pronecrotic mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein serve as potential prognostic biomarkers in patients with resected pancreatic adenocarcinomas
Crystal S Seldon, Lauren E Colbert, William A Hall, Sarah B Fisher, David S Yu, Jerome C Landry
Crystal S Seldon, David S Yu, Jerome C Landry, Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
Lauren E Colbert, Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, United States
William A Hall, Department of Radiation Oncology, the Medial College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, United States
Sarah B Fisher, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States
Author contributions: Seldon CS wrote the paper; Colbert LE, Hall WA, Fisher SB, Yu DS and Landry JC equally contributed to this paper with data collection, design, review, editing and approval of the final version.
Supported by The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award numbers ULl TR000454 previously awarded to Dr. Colbert and Dr. Fisher and TLlTR000456 to Dr. Colbert; and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pan-CAN)&solAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR) award 16982, Department of Defense (DOD)/ Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) award CA110535, and Georgia Cancer Coalition award 11072, all to Dr. Yu.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest were disclosed.
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Correspondence to: Jerome C Landry, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Road, NE, Suite C3008, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States.
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Received: July 28, 2015
Peer-review started: July 29, 2015
First decision: November 3, 2015
Revised: December 5, 2015
Accepted: January 8, 2016
Article in press: January 11, 2016
Published online: April 15, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with a very poor prognosis. Recently, there has been a significant increase in studies and research directed towards identifying potential biomarkers that can be used to diagnose and provide prognostic information for pancreatic cancer. We focused on 3 biomarkers involved in the DNA damage response pathway and the necroptosis pathway: Chromodomain-helicase-DNA binding protein 5, chromodomain-helicase-DNA binding protein 7, and mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein. Based on the data presented, these biomarkers warrant further investigation.