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Certain Fungi Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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Certain fungi move from the gut to the pancreas, expand their population more than a thousand-fold, and encourage pancreatic cancer growth, a new study finds.

Published online in Nature October 2, the study is the first to offer strong evidence that the mycobiome – the local mix of fungal species in the pancreas – can trigger changes that turn normal cells turn into pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or PDA. This form of cancer is usually deadly within two years. Read more . . .

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