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Unlocking the Mysteries of Pancreatic Cancer
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Unlocking the Mysteries of Pancreatic Cancer

Learning that you have pancreatic cancer is terrible news. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and, for reasons unknown, African-Americans have a 40 to 50 percent increased risk of contracting this cancer. Surgery to remove the tumor remains the first line of defense, but the outlook for survival in patients is still bleak. Chemotherapeutic drugs have had minimal effect on improving patient survival.

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