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In an evaluation of two large cohort studies (the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study), there was a slightly increased risk of pancreatic cancer in those with blood groups A, B, and AB relative to those with blood group O, such that approximately 17% of pancreatic cancer cases were attributable to the non-O blood group.

Red Cells and Cancer I: ABO Blood Type and Risk for Pancreatic Cancer