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Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Feb 15;17(4):635-7. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-10-3074. Epub 2011 Feb 8.

Markers of pancreatic cancer: working toward early detection.

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  • Department of Pathology, The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA. mgoggins@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Because early detection of pancreatic cancer is the best way to cure this disease, investigators continue to try to identify accurate markers of early pancreatic cancer. Because early-stage pancreatic cancer is generally asymptomatic, the only reliable way to detect it is by targeting individuals at increased risk for pancreatic screening.

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  • Serum biomarker panels for the detection of pancreatic cancer. [Clin Cancer Res. 2011]
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