Map of Pancreatica Walks and Runs

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The Relationship Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

“It’s complicated.”  But why should pancreatic cancer be any less convoluted than other aspects of the pancreas?  The origin of the embryologic pancreas develops from TWO buds off of the foregut – that EACH “typically” moves and develops, eventually merging to form what we know as the pancreas.  This somewhat individualistic merging process alone produces […]

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Hedgehog Pathway Inhibition Slows Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth

You may wonder what this has to do with pancreatic cancer, but please know that those of us who are old enough to remember once shivered and screamed in horror at the 1958 move, The Fly, whereby the protagonist ended up half human, half housefly (musca domestica).  This fear may not be too far from […]

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Scientific Framework for Pancreatic Cancer

In February of this year the U.S. National Cancer Institute published an important overview of the state of the science and medicine of pancreatic cancer.  We will comment on aspects of it from time to time in the future, but as it so comprehensive and precise, in a departure from our usual practice, we will […]

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