With a five-year survival rate that’s already less than 10 percent, pancreatic cancer is considered among the deadliest forms of this disease known to man. For those who smoke, a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer may pose an even higher mortality risk, researchers say. A recent study that looked into the links between smoking and pancreatic…

With a five-year survival rate that’s less than 10 percent, pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most difficult forms of this disease to treat. Often diagnosed in later stages, this form of cancer is noted for having tumors that simply do not respond to common treatments, such as chemotherapy. Researchers, however, believe they may…