Blood test has potential to catch pancreatic cancer early

January 22, 2014 1:24 PM

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Blood test has potential to catch pancreatic cancer early

Pancreatic cancer could be identified in its early stages with a test that looks for genetic material in the blood, according to preliminary research from Denmark.

In the study, the researchers looked for tiny pieces of genetic material called microRNA in the blood of patients already diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, as well as in healthy people. Researchers found that certain combinations of microRNAs, or microRNA "signatures," could somewhat distinguish bet...

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