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Genetic link between pancreatitis and alcohol consumption, says Pitt team
Date:11/12/2012

Dr. Whitcomb. "This study proves that there is a genetic element to the disease."

Referrals of at-risk patients are welcome at UPMC and other large academic centers. The Pancreas Clinic within the UPMC Digestive Disorder Center is designed to evaluate patients using genetic and other data to provide treatment that is individualized to each patient. In addition to clinical care, the physician-scientists who staff this clinic are actively involved in teaching physicians and trainees the art and science of personalized medicine for chronic pancreatitis.


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Contact: Cristina Mestre
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University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
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