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Risk Prediction Model Could Identify Those at Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

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A risk prediction model that combined genetic and clinical factors with circulating biomarkers identified people at significantly higher than normal risk of pancreatic cancer, according to results of a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

“Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly cancer, with about 80 percent of patients diagnosed with advanced, incurable disease,” said the study’s lead author, Peter Kraft, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. “Catching it at an earlier stage makes it more likely that surgery will be an option, increasing the chances of survival.” Read more . . .

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