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No I hadn't heard of it either, but apparently it's a biomarker for pancreatic cancer. This is a lovely story about a 15 year old schoolboy Jack Andraka, being inspired to develop a test for the early stages of pancreatic cancer following the death of an uncle from the disease. He then wrote to 200 ...
- Fri May 03, 2013 11:31 pm
- Forum: News archive
- Topic: Nontoxic radioactive Listeriaat
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An article on this caught my eye in the Economist. It sounds some way down the road but it does seem promising. "The reason pancreatic cancer is so deadly is that it metastasises quickly. This spreading of secondary tumours around the body damages other organs and has proved impossible to stop. But ...
- Thu May 02, 2013 9:33 pm
- Forum: Patient Experience Forum
- Topic: My Journey So Far
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This is my first post on this forum, so a little background by way of introduction. I am a 59 year old GP and was winding down to, (at least in my opinion), a well earned retirement. My wife and I left for a skiing holiday in Canada on 4th February and as far as I was concerned all was well. Whilst ...