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Does Vitamin D fight pancreatic cancer?
San Diego Union-Tribune

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla says it might have found a way to fight pancreatic cancer, a usually fatal disease that has killed such people as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and actor Patrick Swayze.

In a study on mice, researchers used a synthetic form of Vitamin D to knock down the wall of cells that form around pancreatic tumors, opening a path for chemotherapeutic drugs.