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Pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) is more likely in those with diabetes mellitus, particularly those with new onset diabetes, but the study results are a bit mixed. It is not fully understood if diabetes is a cause or a result of pancreatic cancer. This includes and may be especially true in those with type 2 diabetes. Similarly, those who are obese have an increased risk of acquiring pancreatic cancer, though some of this may be explained on the basis of the relationship between diabetes and obesity.

In the Pancreatica Blog, we have addressed the relationship between pancreatic cancer and diabetes Here.


The following are descriptions of titles of abstracts of medical journal articles that may be interesting or useful to those who are interested in further information about this topic.These abstracts can be searched Here.

• 21-Aug-2013 – Familial Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer of the Pancreas

• 1-Jan-2013 – Diabetes Mellitus as a Risk Factor for Pancreatic Cancer

• 15-May-2012 – Diabetes Drug Improves Survival in Cancer of the Pancreas