Obesity, intrapancreatic fatty infiltration, and pancreatic cancer

Hua Wang, Anirban Maitra, Huamin Wang

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Obesity and intrapancreatic fatty infiltration are associated with increased risk of pancreatic cancer and its precursor lesions. The interplay among obesity, inflammation, and oncogenic Kras signaling promotes pancreatic tumorigenesis. Targeting the inter-action between obesity-associated inflammation and Kras signaling may provide new strategies for prevention and therapy of pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3369-3371
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cancer Research
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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