Altered exocrine function can drive adipose wasting in early pancreatic cancer

09/04/2018 - 12:30
Wolpin B, et. al. June 2018

A report by Brian Wolpin, MD, Director of Dana-Farber’s Hale Family Research Center, and researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has identified a high rate of muscle depletion among patients with localized pancreatic cancer. The research results suggest that “assessing peripheral tissue loss before overt disease onset may help to identify pancreatic cancer at earlier stages,” according to the report authors. HCC developed the Center’s website, which highlights its expertise, achievements, and supporters.