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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Screening Tests and Markers

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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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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