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A new study by Jeanine Genkinger, PhD, epidemiologist at the Pancreas Center, and colleagues at multiple centers across the U.S. and Europe, sheds light on yet another reason to keep your weight under control: the bigger one’s waist size, the greater one’s risk for developing pancreatic cancer and of dying from it. The study, Central adiposity, obesity during early adulthood, and pancreatic cancer mortality in a pooled analysis of cohort studies, was published in the Annals of Oncology Sept. 7, 2015.
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If you sequence her child’s genome, there is a chance you’ll have good news to report, but there is a chance that the mother’s fears will be realized, and that knowledge could alter both their lives in inconceivable ways.
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In today’s world, doctors order X-rays to diagnose all sorts of problems: a broken bone, pneumonia, heart failure, and much, much more. Mammography, the standard screening method for breast cancer, uses X-rays. We barely think about it, it’s so ubiquitous. But not so long ago, a broken bone, a tumor, or a swallowed object could not be found without cutting a person open.
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What's New in the Department of Surgery

Pancreas Center Named NPF Center for Pancreatitis

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What's New in the Department of Surgery

FDA Approves Orbera™ Balloon for Weight Loss

Temporary, endoscopically placed device helps patients feel full without surgery.
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Leonardo Da Vinci: a Renaissance Man amongst renaissance men. We remember him for the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper, and…the thyroid?
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CABG better than Interventional Procedures for Patients with Diabetes
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