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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Screening Tests and Markers

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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Glycoprotein Biomarkers for Malignancy in Pancreatic Cysts

We speak of pancreatic cancer as if it is one thing, but there are many kinds of pancreatic cancer; one classification had this number at 17.  A frequent anatomic / physiologic action of the pancreas is that it tends to produce cysts (and sometimes even “pseudocysts” – pockets of fluid often seen as a result […]

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Scientific Framework for Pancreatic Cancer

In February of this year the U.S. National Cancer Institute published an important overview of the state of the science and medicine of pancreatic cancer.  We will comment on aspects of it from time to time in the future, but as it so comprehensive and precise, in a departure from our usual practice, we will […]

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