Methylated DNA in Pancreatic Juice Distinguishes Patients With Pancreatic Cancer From Controls

Precursors of pancreatic cancer arise in the ductal epithelium; markers exfoliated into pancreatic juice might be used to detect high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and cancer. Specific methylated DNA sequences in pancreatic tissue have been associated with adenocarcinoma. We analyzed these methylated DNA markers (MDMs) in pancreatic juice samples from patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) or intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) with HGD (cases), and assessed their ability to discriminate these patients from individuals without dysplasia or with IPMNs with low-grade dysplasia (IPMN-LGD) (controls).
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma;   Esophageal Adenocarcinoma;   Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Gastric Adenocarcinoma;   Gastroesophageal Junction Adenocarcinoma;   Triple Negative Breast Cancer;   Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer;   Microsatellite Stable Colorectal C ancer Interventions:   Drug: GB1275;   Drug: nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine;   Drug: pembrolizumab Sponsor:   GB006, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gossamer Bio, Inc. Recruiting
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