New Procedure Saves Lives through Early Pancreatic Cancer Detection
Courtesy of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center:
Overall cancer survival has dramatically improved over the past two decades. However, the prognosis for pancreatic cancer remains bleak, with five-year survival at just 9 percent. Patients usually don’t have symptoms until the cancer is advanced, making early diagnosis and treatment a challenge. Now, a study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds a new diagnostic method that provides doctors with a “virtual biopsy” that allows them to definitively diagnose cysts in the pancreas and eliminate those that pose a risk of cancer.