Pancreatic Cancer: October 2006 Archives

Fighting pancreatic cancer

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pancreatic cancerWest Australian scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel prize for medicine for their 1983 discovery that Helicobacter pylori – not stress – causes ulcers.

More than two decades later, Queensland Cancer Fund researchers are about to launch a study into whether the same bacteria interacts with a person's genes and the environment to increase their risk of pancreatic cancer.

Epidemiologist Rachel Neale, lead researcher on the project, said the study hinged on Queenslanders' willingness to take part in the study, which will select its 1000 participants randomly from the electoral roll.

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