Gastroenterology

Liquid biopsy shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer



A liquid biopsy has shown promise for the early detection and staging of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
The test — developed by researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center and School of Engineering and Applied Science — could play a valuable role in guiding treatment of the most common form of pancreatic cancer. If detected early, curative-intent surgery is possible.
“One important decision point in the care of a patient with pancreatic cancer is determining whether the tumor is localized to the pancreas, such that

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