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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

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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DNA Found in Exosomes in Cancer of the Pancreas – with Characteristic Mutations !

We recently commented (here) on the interesting properties of exosomes that were explored as possible messengers within the body including saliva in the context specifically of biomarkers in pancreatic cancer by Wong and dental colleagues at UCLA. Exosomes are tiny bubble type structures found in most biological fluids that contain proteins and other substances including […]

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