Category Archives: Pancreatic Cancer Screening Tests and Markers

MiRNA Panels for the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer ?

A majority of cases of pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) 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 […]

Is CA125 a Better Marker than CA 19-9 for Resectability in Pancreatic Cancer ?

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 2013 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 […]

Salivary Fluid Markers for Pancreatic Cancer: the evidence mounts

However counterintuitive, the association between saliva and the dental environment AND pancreatic cancer (ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas) 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 […]

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