Funding for this research was provided by:
National Cancer Institute (P01CA163200)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R01DK100405, P30DK41301)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1I01BX001473)
National Institutes of Health (T32DK07180)
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Received: 19 December 2017
Accepted: 31 July 2018
First Online: 7 August 2018
: Animal studies were approved by the Chancellor’s Animal Research Committee of the University of California, Los Angeles in accordance with the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (protocol number: 2011–118-11).
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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