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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

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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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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