Researchers discover marker that may lead to early detection of pancreatic cancer

September 29, 2014 7:19 AM

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Researchers discover marker that may lead to early detection of pancreatic cancer

The research team, including co-senior author Dr. Brian Wolpin, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, publish their findings in the journal Nature Medicine.

It is difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer early. Tumors cannot be felt like they can in some other cancers because the pancreas is so deep inside the body. Furthermore, the disease usually does not cause any symptoms until it has already spread to other organs.

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