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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Screening Tests and Markers

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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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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