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Dartmouth Researchers Receive Certificate for Highly Cited Research

Dartmouth Researchers Receive Certificate for Highly Cited Research

Congratulations to Yue Xue, Ahmad N. Abou Tayoun, Kristine M. Abo, J. Marc Pipas, Stuart R. Gordon, Timothy B. Gardner, Richard J. Barth Jr., Arief A. Suriawinata, and Gregory Tsongalis, Director of the Cancer Center’s Laboratory for Clinical Genomics and Advanced Technology, who recently received a Certificate for Highly Cited Research from Elsevier and the editors of the scholarly journal, Cancer Genetics.

Their paper, “MicroRNAs as diagnostic markers for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and its precursor, pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasm” [Cancer Genetics, 2013 Jun; 206(6):217–21; PMID:23933230], has been one of the most highly cited papers every year since its publication in Cancer Genetics in 2013.

“The study reported in this paper describes the use of miRNA analysis as a diagnostic marker for pancreatic cancer,” says Tsongalis. “There are few good biological markers for this disease and miRNA could help unravel many of its complexities.”

Citation benchmarking for the paper ranked in the 93rd percentile, compared to scholarly activity in the 80th percentile for other Cancer Genetics articles of the same age and document type. The research reported in this paper proves noteworthy for future studies of pancreatic cancer, currently the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.


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