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Weight Study and Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

July 13, 2010

Robert McWilliams, M.D., a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and Gloria Petersen, PhD, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist, published an editorial in the June 24 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The editorial commented on a study published in the same issue conducted by Donghui Li, PhD, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and others about the association between pancreatic cancer risk and obesity. Dr. McWilliams briefly describes their commentary.