Blood Test Shows Promise in Spotting Pancreatic Cancers Early, Fox Chase Cancer Center Study

Published: Jan 19, 2012

A new blood test may hold promise as a means of early detection and diagnosis for often deadly pancreatic cancers. Reporting Tuesday at the annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, researchers said the test, which measures levels of a protein known as PAM4, was able to identify two-thirds of patients who had pancreatic cancer at an early stage of their disease.

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