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AHN-Johns Hopkins Researchers Probe Obesity-Pancreatic Cancer Link

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Researchers at Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are partnering to study why one of the most common conditions affecting Americans – obesity – is also one of the biggest risk factors for pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers, with five-year survival rates of less than 10 percent. And while death rates for most cancers are declining, the death rate for pancreatic cancer is actually increasing slightly each year. Pancreatic cancer usually causes symptoms only after the disease has advanced, and no reliable screening test exists that can detect it in its early stages. Read more . . . 

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