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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Biomarker miR-10b for Cancer of the Pancreas: earlier diagnosis and/or therapeutic target?

As alluded to in another recent blog entry, the study of microRNA has been a source of great interest as to the possible development of biomarkers that may screen or aid on the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.  MicroRNAs (or sometimes abbreviated miR) are small (18 to 25 nucleotide) non-coding RNA molecules that are involved in […]

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DNA Epigenetic Changes for the Earlier Diagnosis of Cancer of the Pancreas

In an absolutely remarkable, fascinating and possible game-changing study, Joo Mi Yi and Nita Ahuja and colleagues (primarily) from Johns Hopkins University have identified a “panel” of biomarkers based on DNA methylation of two relatively obscure genes (that can be identified in serum) for use, at least at an experimental level at this stage, for […]

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Spectrometry Model as a Diagnostic Marker for Pancreatic Cancer

Japanese researchers including Yoshida and colleagues from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine used a specific lab method (gas chromatography mass spectrometry) on certain serum metabolite levels in patients with known pancreatitis, diagnosed pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma), and healthy subject volunteers. The results of this study were published this month in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers […]

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