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This work was supported in part by a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant R35 CA197735 to S.O., and by Hale Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, NIH/National Cancer Institute (NCI) U01 CA210171, NIH/NCI P50 CA127003, Department of Defense CA130288, Lustgarten Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Stand Up To Cancer, Noble Effort Fund, Peter R. Leavitt Family Fund, Wexler Family Fund, and Promises for Purple to B.M.W.. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIH. The funders had no role in preparation of the manuscript or decision to publish.

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TH had the idea for the article, performed the literature search, and drafted the article. SO and BMW critically revised the article.

Correspondence to Tsuyoshi Hamada.

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BMW declares research funding from Celgene Inc., and consulting for BioLineRx Ltd., G1 Therapeutics Inc., and GRAIL Inc.. This manuscript was not funded by any of those companies. No other conflicts of interest exist. The other authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Hamada, T., Ogino, S. & Wolpin, B.M. Response to the letter by Lai et al. regarding our manuscript “Statin use and pancreatic cancer risk in two prospective cohort studies”. J Gastroenterol (2020).

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