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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

MiRNA Panels for the Diagnosis of Cancer of the Pancreas ?

A majority of cases of pancreatic cancer are diagnosed in advanced stage. The main reason is that early stage disease tends to have no symptoms, or vague symptoms.  And there is no good screening test for early pancreatic cancer, or a simple diagnostic indicator.  The two biomarkers most often used with pancreatic cancer are CA19-9 […]

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Is CA125 a Better Marker than CA 19-9 for Resectability in Cancer of the Pancreas ?

Color this finding: curious (and consequently interesting). Chinese researchers in Shanghai including Yu and colleagues at Fudan University published recent research findings in the December issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the official periodical of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.  They reviewed the results of a number of potential serum tumor […]

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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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