A Blood-Based Assay for Diagnosis of Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

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In this study including 39 patients with histologically proven and clearly resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) (recruited from the NEONAX trial) and 15 patients with benign pancreatic disease (intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms, IPMN) as controls, researchers tested a new biomarker combination for early PDAC, consisting of thrombospondin-2 (THBS2), CA19-9 and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis.

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