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Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesions

20:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(American College of Surgeons) When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. The lesions almost never progress to cancer, so patients may be spared unnecessary pancreatic cancer screenings or operations. The two-test combination is the only one to date that can accurately and specifically identify these benign pancreatic lesions.

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