Monday, May 10, 2010

Molecular Marker Could Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

In a discovery made in April of 2010, researchers found that a specific protein called palladin is found in large amounts during tumor tests. Experts say that if this protein can be found in advance, such as during regular patient check ups, Pancreatic cancer could be found at a much earlier stage. Experts say that most of the time, when they find these proteins in the patients, it is already too late.

To me, this is a discovery that hits home, I have had a friend who passed away from this type of deadly cancer, and I hope that doctors can use this to their advantage, and find the disease before it claims more lives.

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