This assay may help predict the presence of high-grade or invasive pancreatic cancers requiring surgical intervention.
More sophisticated imaging of the pancreas has led to increased detection of presymptomatic lesions. The detection of telomere fusions has the potential to help physicians determine whether these lesions have a high likelihood of developing into pancreatic cancer requiring surgical resection or are more likely to be benign and can be followed by “watchful waiting.” Read more . . .