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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

MRI Screening Protocol for Pancreatic Cancer as Surveillance for High Risk Family Members

About 10% of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are found to have a reasonably strong pancreatic cancer family history or that of another genetic complex or syndrome which tends to include pancreatic cancer. Consequently, many family members often ask us or their medical teams what their risks are, and what measures might be taken to […]

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Pancreatic Cancer Work-up That Includes a Fine Needle Biopsy (placed via endoscope locating ultra-sound) Appears to Offer no Additional Risk

Although the true origin of the Latin phase “Primum non nocere” (First, do no harm) is a little murky, the principle can be traced to at least Hippocrates (or one of his students) written in Ionic Greek 2,500 years ago, and as recently as likely ALL first year training in contemporary medical schools. How might […]

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Cell Surface Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan Found on Extracellular Vesicles in Serum May Aid in the Earlier Diagnosis of Cancer of the Pancreas

Yesterday, European researchers and those from MD Anderson Cancer Center/ University of Texas in Houston published an article in the prestigious journal, Nature, which carries the possibility of being a game-changer in the earlier diagnosis and consequent treatment of pancreatic cancer. It is difficult to overstate the potential for significant positive effects of these findings […]

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