Now, combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Detecting pancreatic cancer may have gotten a little bit easier. A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people who are at high risk before it reaches more advanced stages and becomes difficult to treat. A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has developed a new, simple blood test that, when combined with an existing test, detects nearly 70 per cent of pancreatic cancers with a less than 5 per cent false positive rate. The results of the blinded study were published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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