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Salivary Fluid Markers for Cancer of the Pancreas: the Evidence Mounts

However counterintuitive, the association between saliva and the dental environment AND pancreatic cancer continues to garner highly interesting research.  One team lead by David T. Wong and colleagues at the Dental Research Institute of the UCLA School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, California first came to our attention per the Pancreatica blog on 6/23 of […]

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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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