University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Paige M. Bracci, PhD, MPH

Paige M. Bracci, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Genetics

Education

University of Vermont, Burlington, B.A., 1979-1983, Mathematics and Zoology
Boston University, Boston, M.P.H., 1985-1987, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Toronto, Toronto, M.S., 1989-1991, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 2004-2007, Epidemiology


Professional Experience

  • 1984-1987
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Research Tech., Neuroanatomy
  • 1987-1988
    Boston Dept of Health and Hospitals, Boston, MA; Data Analyst, AIDS Epidemiology
  • 1988-1989
    State Laboratory Institute, Boston, MA; Laboratory Study Manager, AIDS
  • 1989
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Teaching Assistant, Biostatistics
  • 1989-1991
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Statistical consultant, Nutrition
  • 1992
    Health Outcomes Group, Palo Alto, CA; Statistical consultant
  • 1992-1995
    Stanford University Stroke Center, Stanford, CA; Scientific Programmer Analyst, Neurology
  • 1995-2000
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Sr. Statistician, Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2000-2008
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Specialist, Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2008-present
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Asst. Prof., Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2009-present
    University of California San Francisco; Joan Rombauer Endowed Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • 2010
    Lymphoma Foundation of America Young Scientist Award

Selected Publications

  1. Klein AP, Wolpin BM, Risch HA, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Mocci E, Zhang M, Canzian F, Childs EJ, Hoskins JW, Jermusyk A, Zhong J, Chen F, Albanes D, Andreotti G, Arslan AA, Babic A, Bamlet WR, Beane-Freeman L, Berndt SI, Blackford A, Borges M, Borgida A, Bracci PM, Brais L, Brennan P, Brenner H, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Buring J, Campa D, Capurso G, Cavestro GM, Chaffee KG, Chung CC, Cleary S, Cotterchio M, Dijk F, Duell EJ, Foretova L, Fuchs C, Funel N, Gallinger S, M Gaziano JM, Gazouli M, Giles GG, Giovannucci E, Goggins M, Goodman GE, Goodman PJ, Hackert T, Haiman C, Hartge P, Hasan M, Hegyi P, Helzlsouer KJ, Herman J, Holcatova I, Holly EA, Hoover R, Hung RJ, Jacobs EJ, Jamroziak K, Janout V, Kaaks R, Khaw KT, Klein EA, Kogevinas M, Kooperberg C, Kulke MH, Kupcinskas J, Kurtz RJ, Laheru D, Landi S, Lawlor RT, Lee IM, LeMarchand L, Lu L, Malats N, Mambrini A, Mannisto S, Milne RL, Mohelníková-Duchonová B, Neale RE, Neoptolemos JP, Oberg AL, Olson SH, Orlow I, Pasquali C, Patel AV, Peters U, Pezzilli R, Porta M, Real FX, Rothman N, Scelo G, Sesso HD, Severi G, Shu XO, Silverman D, Smith JP, Soucek P, Sund M, Talar-Wojnarowska R, Tavano F, Thornquist MD, Tobias GS, Van Den Eeden SK, Vashist Y, Visvanathan K, Vodicka P, Wactawski-Wende J, Wang Z, Wentzensen N, White E, Yu H, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Kraft P, Li D, Chanock S, Obazee O, Petersen GM, Amundadottir LT. Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies five new susceptibility loci for pancreatic cancer. Nat Commun. 2018 Feb 08; 9(1):556.
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  2. Bernatsky S, Velásquez García HA, Spinelli JJ, Gaffney P, Smedby KE, Ramsey-Goldman R, Wang SS, Adami HO, Albanes D, Angelucci E, Ansell SM, Asmann YW, Becker N, Benavente Y, Berndt SI, Bertrand KA, Birmann BM, Boeing H, Boffetta P, Bracci PM, Brennan P, Brooks-Wilson AR, Cerhan JR, Chanock SJ, Clavel J, Conde L, Cotenbader KH, Cox DG, Cozen W, Crouch S, De Roos AJ, de Sanjose S, Di Lollo S, Diver WR, Dogan A, Foretova L, Ghesquières H, Giles GG, Glimelius B, Habermann TM, Haioun C, Hartge P, Hjalgrim H, Holford TR, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Kaaks R, Kane E, Kelly RS, Klein RJ, Kraft P, Kricker A, Lan Q, Lawrence C, Liebow M, Lightfoot T, Link BK, Maynadie M, McKay J, Melbye M, Molina TJ, Monnereau A, Morton LM, Nieters A, North KE, Novak AJ, Offit K, Purdue MP, Rais M, Riby J, Roman E, Rothman N, Salles G, Severi G, Severson RK, Skibola CF, Slager SL, Smith A, Smith MT, Southey MC, Staines A, Teras LR, Thompson CA, Tilly H, Tinker LF, Tjonneland A, Turner J, Vajdic CM, Vermeulen RCH, Vijai J, Vineis P, Virtamo J, Wang Z, Weinstein S, Witzig TE, Zelenetz A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zhang Y, Zheng T, Zucca M, Clarke AE. Lupus-related single nucleotide polymorphisms and risk of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Lupus Sci Med. 2017; 4(1):e000187.
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  3. Bracci PM. Oral Health and the Oral Microbiome in Pancreatic Cancer: An Overview of Epidemiological Studies. Cancer J. 2017 Nov/Dec; 23(6):310-314.
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  4. Jacobs DI, Liu Y, Gabrusiewicz K, Tsavachidis S, Armstrong GN, Zhou R, Wei J, Ivan C, Calin G, Molinaro AM, Rice T, Bracci PM, Hansen HM, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Heimberger AB, Bondy ML. Germline polymorphisms in myeloid-associated genes are not associated with survival in glioma patients. J Neurooncol. 2018 Jan; 136(1):33-39.
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  5. Yakovleva A, Plieskatt JL, Jensen S, Humeida R, Lang J, Li G, Bracci P, Silver S, Bethony JM. Fit for genomic and proteomic purposes: Sampling the fitness of nucleic acid and protein derivatives from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0181756.
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  6. Association Between Telomere Length and Risk of Cancer and Non-Neoplastic Diseases: A Mendelian Randomization Study. JAMA Oncol. 2017 May 01; 3(5):636-651.
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  7. Pekmezci M, Rice T, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Hansen H, Sicotte H, Kollmeyer TM, McCoy LS, Sarkar G, Perry A, Giannini C, Tihan T, Berger MS, Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Clarke J, Taylor JW, Luks T, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Adult infiltrating gliomas with WHO 2016 integrated diagnosis: additional prognostic roles of ATRX and TERT. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Jun; 133(6):1001-1016.
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  8. Law PJ, Berndt SI, Speedy HE, Camp NJ, Sava GP, Skibola CF, Holroyd A, Joseph V, Sunter NJ, Nieters A, Bea S, Monnereau A, Martin-Garcia D, Goldin LR, Clot G, Teras LR, Quintela I, Birmann BM, Jayne S, Cozen W, Majid A, Smedby KE, Lan Q, Dearden C, Brooks-Wilson AR, Hall AG, Purdue MP, Mainou-Fowler T, Vajdic CM, Jackson GH, Cocco P, Marr H, Zhang Y, Zheng T, Giles GG, Lawrence C, Call TG, Liebow M, Melbye M, Glimelius B, Mansouri L, Glenn M, Curtin K, Diver WR, Link BK, Conde L, Bracci PM, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Tinker LF, Benavente Y, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Maynadie M, McKay J, Albanes D, Weinstein S, Wang Z, Caporaso NE, Morton LM, Severson RK, Riboli E, Vineis P, Vermeulen RC, Southey MC, Milne RL, Clavel J, Topka S, Spinelli JJ, Kraft P, Ennas MG, Summerfield G, Ferri GM, Harris RJ, Miligi L, Pettitt AR, North KE, Allsup DJ, Fraumeni JF, Bailey JR, Offit K, Pratt G, Hjalgrim H, Pepper C, Chanock SJ, Fegan C, Rosenquist R, de Sanjose S, Carracedo A, Dyer MJ, Catovsky D, Campo E, Cerhan JR, Allan JM, Rothman N, Houlston R, Slager S. Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Nat Commun. 2017 Feb 06; 8:14175.
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  9. Wiencke JK, Koestler DC, Salas LA, Wiemels JL, Roy RP, Hansen HM, Rice T, McCoy LS, Bracci PM, Molinaro AM, Kelsey KT, Wrensch MR, Christensen BC. Immunomethylomic approach to explore the blood neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in glioma survival. Clin Epigenetics. 2017; 9:10.
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  10. Pelucchi C, Rosato V, Bracci PM, Li D, Neale RE, Lucenteforte E, Serraino D, Anderson KE, Fontham E, Holly EA, Hassan MM, Polesel J, Bosetti C, Strayer L, Su J, Boffetta P, Duell EJ, La Vecchia C. Dietary acrylamide and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4). Ann Oncol. 2017 02 01; 28(2):408-414.
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  11. Cope FO, Abbruzzese B, Sanders J, Metz W, Sturms K, Ralph D, Blue M, Zhang J, Bracci P, Bshara W, Behr S, Maurer T, Williams K, Walker J, Beverly A, Blay B, Damughatla A, Larsen M, Mountain C, Neylon E, Parcel K, Raghuraman K, Ricks K, Rose L, Sivakumar A, Streck N, Wang B, Wasco C, Williams A, Schlesinger LS, Azad A, Rajaram MVS, Jarjour W, Young N, Rosol T, McGrath M. Corrigendum to the inextricable axis of targeted diagnostic imaging and therapy: An immunological natural history approach [Nucl Med Biol 43 (2016) 215-225]. Nucl Med Biol. 2016 Dec; 43(12):837.
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  12. Lujan-Barroso L, Zhang W, Olson SH, Gao YT, Yu H, Baghurst PA, Bracci PM, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Foretová L, Gallinger S, Holcatova I, Janout V, Ji BT, Kurtz RC, La Vecchia C, Lagiou P, Li D, Miller AB, Serraino D, Zatonski W, Risch HA, Duell EJ. Menstrual and Reproductive Factors, Hormone Use, and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Analysis From the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4). Pancreas. 2016 Nov; 45(10):1401-1410.
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  13. Zhang M, Wang Z, Obazee O, Jia J, Childs EJ, Hoskins J, Figlioli G, Mocci E, Collins I, Chung CC, Hautman C, Arslan AA, Beane-Freeman L, Bracci PM, Buring J, Duell EJ, Gallinger S, Giles GG, Goodman GE, Goodman PJ, Kamineni A, Kolonel LN, Kulke MH, Malats N, Olson SH, Sesso HD, Visvanathan K, White E, Zheng W, Abnet CC, Albanes D, Andreotti G, Brais L, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Basso D, Berndt SI, Boutron-Ruault MC, Bijlsma MF, Brenner H, Burdette L, Campa D, Caporaso NE, Capurso G, Cavestro GM, Cotterchio M, Costello E, Elena J, Boggi U, Gaziano JM, Gazouli M, Giovannucci EL, Goggins M, Gross M, Haiman CA, Hassan M, Helzlsouer KJ, Hu N, Hunter DJ, Iskierka-Jazdzewska E, Jenab M, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Khaw KT, Klein EA, Kogevinas M, Krogh V, Kupcinskas J, Kurtz RC, Landi MT, Landi S, Le Marchand L, Mambrini A, Mannisto S, Milne RL, Neale RE, Oberg AL, Panico S, Patel AV, Peeters PH, Peters U, Pezzilli R, Porta M, Purdue M, Quiros JR, Riboli E, Rothman N, Scarpa A, Scelo G, Shu XO, Silverman DT, Soucek P, Strobel O, Sund M, Malecka-Panas E, Taylor PR, Tavano F, Travis RC, Thornquist M, Tjønneland A, Tobias GS, Trichopoulos D, Vashist Y, Vodicka P, Wactawski-Wende J, Wentzensen N, Yu H, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Kooperberg C, Risch HA, Jacobs EJ, Li D, Fuchs C, Hoover R, Hartge P, Chanock SJ, Petersen GM, Stolzenberg-Solomon RS, Wolpin BM, Kraft P, Klein AP, Canzian F, Amundadottir LT. Three new pancreatic cancer susceptibility signals identified on chromosomes 1q32.1, 5p15.33 and 8q24.21. Oncotarget. 2016 Oct 11; 7(41):66328-66343.
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  14. Lamers SL, Rose R, Maidji E, Agsalda-Garcia M, Nolan DJ, Fogel GB, Salemi M, Garcia DL, Bracci P, Yong W, Commins D, Said J, Khanlou N, Hinkin CH, Sueiras MV, Mathisen G, Donovan S, Shiramizu B, Stoddart CA, McGrath MS, Singer EJ. HIV DNA Is Frequently Present within Pathologic Tissues Evaluated at Autopsy from Combined Antiretroviral Therapy-Treated Patients with Undetectable Viral Loads. J Virol. 2016 10 15; 90(20):8968-83.
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  15. Riby J, Mobley J, Zhang J, Bracci PM, Skibola CF. Serum protein profiling in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2016 Nov; 10(11):1113-1121.
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  16. Machiela MJ, Zhou W, Karlins E, Sampson JN, Freedman ND, Yang Q, Hicks B, Dagnall C, Hautman C, Jacobs KB, Abnet CC, Aldrich MC, Amos C, Amundadottir LT, Arslan AA, Beane-Freeman LE, Berndt SI, Black A, Blot WJ, Bock CH, Bracci PM, Brinton LA, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Burdett L, Buring JE, Butler MA, Canzian F, Carreón T, Chaffee KG, Chang IS, Chatterjee N, Chen C, Chen C, Chen K, Chung CC, Cook LS, Crous Bou M, Cullen M, Davis FG, De Vivo I, Ding T, Doherty J, Duell EJ, Epstein CG, Fan JH, Figueroa JD, Fraumeni JF, Friedenreich CM, Fuchs CS, Gallinger S, Gao YT, Gapstur SM, Garcia-Closas M, Gaudet MM, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Gillanders EM, Giovannucci EL, Goldin L, Goldstein AM, Haiman CA, Hallmans G, Hankinson SE, Harris CC, Henriksson R, Holly EA, Hong YC, Hoover RN, Hsiung CA, Hu N, Hu W, Hunter DJ, Hutchinson A, Jenab M, Johansen C, Khaw KT, Kim HN, Kim YH, Kim YT, Klein AP, Klein R, Koh WP, Kolonel LN, Kooperberg C, Kraft P, Krogh V, Kurtz RC, LaCroix A, Lan Q, Landi MT, Marchand LL, Li D, Liang X, Liao LM, Lin D, Liu J, Lissowska J, Lu L, Magliocco AM, Malats N, Matsuo K, McNeill LH, McWilliams RR, Melin BS, Mirabello L, Moore L, Olson SH, Orlow I, Park JY, Patiño-Garcia A, Peplonska B, Peters U, Petersen GM, Pooler L, Prescott J, Prokunina-Olsson L, Purdue MP, Qiao YL, Rajaraman P, Real FX, Riboli E, Risch HA, Rodriguez-Santiago B, Ruder AM, Savage SA, Schumacher F, Schwartz AG, Schwartz KL, Seow A, Wendy Setiawan V, Severi G, Shen H, Sheng X, Shin MH, Shu XO, Silverman DT, Spitz MR, Stevens VL, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Stram D, Tang ZZ, Taylor PR, Teras LR, Tobias GS, Van Den Berg D, Visvanathan K, Wacholder S, Wang JC, Wang Z, Wentzensen N, Wheeler W, White E, Wiencke JK, Wolpin BM, Wong MP, Wu C, Wu T, Wu X, Wu YL, Wunder JS, Xia L, Yang HP, Yang PC, Yu K, Zanetti KA, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Zhou B, Ziegler RG, Perez-Jurado LA, Caporaso NE, Rothman N, Tucker M, Dean MC, Yeager M, Chanock SJ. Female chromosome X mosaicism is age-related and preferentially affects the inactivated X chromosome. Nat Commun. 2016 Jun 13; 7:11843.
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  17. Ojha J, Codd V, Nelson CP, Samani NJ, Smirnov IV, Madsen NR, Hansen HM, de Smith AJ, Bracci PM, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Wiemels JL, Walsh KM. Genetic Variation Associated with Longer Telomere Length Increases Risk of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 07; 25(7):1043-9.
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  18. Berndt SI, Camp NJ, Skibola CF, Vijai J, Wang Z, Gu J, Nieters A, Kelly RS, Smedby KE, Monnereau A, Cozen W, Cox A, Wang SS, Lan Q, Teras LR, Machado M, Yeager M, Brooks-Wilson AR, Hartge P, Purdue MP, Birmann BM, Vajdic CM, Cocco P, Zhang Y, Giles GG, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lawrence C, Montalvan R, Burdett L, Hutchinson A, Ye Y, Call TG, Shanafelt TD, Novak AJ, Kay NE, Liebow M, Cunningham JM, Allmer C, Hjalgrim H, Adami HO, Melbye M, Glimelius B, Chang ET, Glenn M, Curtin K, Cannon-Albright LA, Diver WR, Link BK, Weiner GJ, Conde L, Bracci PM, Riby J, Arnett DK, Zhi D, Leach JM, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Tinker LF, Benavente Y, Sala N, Casabonne D, Becker N, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Foretova L, Maynadie M, McKay J, Staines A, Chaffee KG, Achenbach SJ, Vachon CM, Goldin LR, Strom SS, Leis JF, Weinberg JB, Caporaso NE, Norman AD, De Roos AJ, Morton LM, Severson RK, Riboli E, Vineis P, Kaaks R, Masala G, Weiderpass E, Chirlaque MD, Vermeulen RC, Travis RC, Southey MC, Milne RL, Albanes D, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Clavel J, Zheng T, Holford TR, Villano DJ, Maria A, Spinelli JJ, Gascoyne RD, Connors JM, Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Kraft P, Kricker A, Turner J, Ennas MG, Ferri GM, Miligi L, Liang L, Ma B, Huang J, Crouch S, Park JH, Chatterjee N, North KE, Snowden JA, Wright J, Fraumeni JF, Offit K, Wu X, de Sanjose S, Cerhan JR, Chanock SJ, Rothman N, Slager SL. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies discovers multiple loci for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 09; 7:10933.
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  19. Machiela MJ, Lan Q, Slager SL, Vermeulen RC, Teras LR, Camp NJ, Cerhan JR, Spinelli JJ, Wang SS, Nieters A, Vijai J, Yeager M, Wang Z, Ghesquières H, McKay J, Conde L, de Bakker PI, Cox DG, Burdett L, Monnereau A, Flowers CR, De Roos AJ, Brooks-Wilson AR, Giles GG, Melbye M, Gu J, Jackson RD, Kane E, Purdue MP, Vajdic CM, Albanes D, Kelly RS, Zucca M, Bertrand KA, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lawrence C, Hutchinson A, Zhi D, Habermann TM, Link BK, Novak AJ, Dogan A, Asmann YW, Liebow M, Thompson CA, Ansell SM, Witzig TE, Tilly H, Haioun C, Molina TJ, Hjalgrim H, Glimelius B, Adami HO, Roos G, Bracci PM, Riby J, Smith MT, Holly EA, Cozen W, Hartge P, Morton LM, Severson RK, Tinker LF, North KE, Becker N, Benavente Y, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Foretova L, Maynadie M, Staines A, Lightfoot T, Crouch S, Smith A, Roman E, Diver WR, Offit K, Zelenetz A, Klein RJ, Villano DJ, Zheng T, Zhang Y, Holford TR, Turner J, Southey MC, Clavel J, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Riboli E, Vineis P, Kaaks R, Boeing H, Tjønneland A, Angelucci E, Di Lollo S, Rais M, De Vivo I, Giovannucci E, Kraft P, Huang J, Ma B, Ye Y, Chiu BC, Liang L, Park JH, Chung CC, Weisenburger DD, Fraumeni JF, Salles G, Glenn M, Cannon-Albright L, Curtin K, Wu X, Smedby KE, de Sanjose S, Skibola CF, Berndt SI, Birmann BM, Chanock SJ, Rothman N. Genetically predicted longer telomere length is associated with increased risk of B-cell lymphoma subtypes. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Apr 15; 25(8):1663-76.
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  20. McWilliams RR, Maisonneuve P, Bamlet WR, Petersen GM, Li D, Risch HA, Yu H, Fontham ET, Luckett B, Bosetti C, Negri E, La Vecchia C, Talamini R, Bueno de Mesquita HB, Bracci P, Gallinger S, Neale RE, Lowenfels AB. Risk Factors for Early-Onset and Very-Early-Onset Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4) Analysis. Pancreas. 2016 Feb; 45(2):311-6.
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