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Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer

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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Inhibiting the Effects of the Most Common Mutated Oncogene in Pancreatic Cancer

The K-Ras gene is found to be mutated in 30% of all tumors (human), but this rises to 90% or more in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. It is considered an “oncogene” meaning a gene whose mutation typically initiates a cascade of proteins that signal for rapid cell growth and division – in this case by promoting an […]

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Lymph Node Surgery for NETs ?

Hawkins and colleagues at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri E-published an article on November 19, 2013 in the journal Annals of Surgery  which examined regional lymph node status and the medical disposition of 136 of their patients who had received surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors from 1994 through […]

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