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THE ROLE OF LANGERHANS ISLETS IN PANCREATIC DUCTAL ADENOCARCINOMA
Parviz M. Pour

The UNMC/Eppley Cancer Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Received 5/6/97 Accepted 6/2/97

12. PERSPECTIVE

It appears that some components of islets, most probably the pluripotent stem cells, are extremely vulnerable to malignant transformation and this tendency increases with conditions that can stimulate islet cell proliferation. This knowledge paves the way for understanding the etiology and prevention of this dismal disease.