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Treatment and survival rates for stage IV pancreatic cancer (ie, metastatic pancreatic cancer or MPC) have gone up during in the past 10 years, according to the results of a VA study published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology. The advent of new anti-neoplastic agents has boosted survival.
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The pancreas secretes a number of important hormones into the digestive tract and the blood stream. Cancers are most commonly exocrine than endocrine (neuroendocrine) tumors. Functional tumors secrete hormones; Insulinoma, Gastrinoma, Somatostatinoma, VI...
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Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas caused by the release of activated pancreatic enzymes. Common triggers are biliary tract disease and chronic heavy alcohol intake. Diagnosis is based on clinical presentation...