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The Pancreas

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 February 2011

Cancer of the pancreas is one of the most difficult forms of the disease to treat. Inflammation of the pancreas - pancreatitis - can also be life threatening and at the moment there are no medicines to prevent the damage it does to the vital digestive gland. The Royal Liverpool Hospital is one of the UK's leading centres for the management of pancreatic disease. It's also home to the Liverpool National Institute of Health Research Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit where Professors Robert Sutton and John Neoptolemos treat patients and lead research into new therapies and tests for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

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