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WiRED Releases Module on Cancer of the Pancreas

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The pancreas is a gland only six inches long, but its functions are vital to the human body. It produces fluids and hormones that help the body digest and use the energy that comes from food. Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common type of cancer, but it is the fourth cause of cancer death in the United States.