Gastroenterology

VIDEO: Novel DNA markers accurately detect pancreatic cancer across all stages

SAN DIEGO — In this video from Digestive Disease Week, Shounak Majumder, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the results of a study that assessed the accuracy of a blood-based test for detecting pancreatic cancer.
“Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease,” Majumder told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “It is one of the leading cancer killers in this country and we know that detection can improve outcomes. However, currently there is no effective test to detect this disease early.”
Majumder reported that CA19-9, a blood-based biomarker

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