Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pancreatic Cancer: Bacteria May Play a Role

The pancreas is highlighted within a diagram of the human body. 

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer.

Bacterial infections may play a role in triggering pancreatic cancer, according to recent research.

A growing number of studies suggest a role for infections —primarily of the stomach and gums — in pancreatic cancer. The disease is a particularly deadly cancer, which the American Cancer Society estimates will kill nearly 38,500 Americans in 2013.

"Pancreatic cancer is the worst form of cancer that people can have," said Dr. Wasif Saif, director of the gastrointestinal oncology program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
 
For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/38369-pancreatic-cancer-bacteria-infections.html

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