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Pancreatic cancer research at UNMC

Credit: KMTV Action 3 News
Published on July 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:00s
UNMC is one of the nation's leaders in pancreatic cancer research
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Pancreatic cancer research at UNMC

AND BASEBALLHALL OF FAMERBOB GIBSON HASBEEN DIAGNOSEDWITH PANCREATICCANCER AND ISGETTINGTREATMENTMONDAY ATNEBRASKAMEDICINE.PANCREATICCANCER IS AFAST-MOVING ANDLETHAL FORM OFCANCER THATAFFECTS THEPANCREAS ANDRESEARCHERS ATU-N-M-C ARE SOMEOF THE LEADERSIN ITS FIELD OFSTUDY.RESEARCHERSARE FOCUSING ONWAYS TO DETECTTHE CANCEREARLY.UNLIKE SOMEFORMS OFCANCER,SYMPTOMS AREHARD TO DETECTEARLY.IT USUALLY ISN'TFOUND UNTIL IT'SALREADY STAGETHREE OR FOUR.U-N-M-CRESEARCHERSBELIEVE THAT IFIT'S FOUND EARLY,THERE'S ASTRONGERCHANCE THATTREATMENT CANBE MOREEFFECTIVE."MAYBE YOU GO TOYOUR DOCTOR ANDYOUR DOCTORDOESN'T THINK OFTHE FACT YOU HAVEPANCREAS CANCERBECAUSE IT'S NOT APREVALENT DISEASE.SO IF WE HAVEBLOOD TESTS THATWE COULD DO THATHELP WITH THOSEPATIENTS AND RAISETHE WARNINGHIGHER WE'D LIKETO DO THAT."CURRENTLY THEREISN'T A SCREENINGTEST FOR PEOPLEWHO AREN'T ATRISK OF THEDISEASE.THERESEARCHERSARE LOOKING ATBIO-MARKERS AS AWAY TO SEE THEDISEASE'SSYMPTOMSDURINGTREATMENT.

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