Blood type study sheds light on biology of pancreatic cancer

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 15:21 in Health & Medicine

Offering a novel clue about the basic biology of pancreatic cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have confirmed a decades-old discovery of a link between blood type and the risk of developing the disease.The finding, published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on March 10, is based on an analysis of blood type and pancreatic cancer occurrence in participants of two large health-tracking studies, the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.   read more

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