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Simple Minimal Invasive Probe May Detect Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

A new study reported in a news release concluded that by shining a small light within the small intestine, close to the junction with the pancreas, physicians can detect pancreatic cancer 100% of the time in a small study. Physicians at Mayo clinic Campus in Jacksonville, Florida attached a light to a small probe that was ” designed to measure changes in cells and blood vessels in the small intestine produced by a growing cancer in the adjoining pancreas. ”  Researchers said “Although results are still preliminary, the concept of detection field effects of nearby cancers hold great promise for possible early detection of pancreatic cancers.” This small study that was 100% successful will be tested in a larger international clinical trial led by Mayo Clinic Researchers.