New Center Aims for Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

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Pancreatic cancer often causes no symptoms until it has spread to other organs, leading to a very low survival rate after diagnosis. But a new effort underway at UC San Diego Moores Cancer seeks to increase patients’ odds of successful treatment by detecting potential pancreatic problems earlier.

Opened this month alongside a recently announced research effort that explores using complementary drugs to treat the disease, the Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic at Moores is following special risk-based protocols to screen those with known risk factors for early signs of potential malignancy. Read more . . .