Researchers on Wednesday outlined a couple of claims that extend a chance to diagnose pancreatic cancer at an early stage and cure it. They revealed that pancreatic cancer marks a slow growth, taking years and even decades to develop.
The findings confirm that pancreatic cancer deemed to be one of the most malignant cancers types that engulf lives not because it shows a speedy growth but because it does not pose any symptoms until it is advanced.
As per the recent figures, pancreatic cancer engulfs over 95% or more of its victims within a time of five years after being diagnosed. The American Cancer Society outlined that over 42,000 Americans were tested positive for pancreatic cancer in 2009, with more than 35,000 succumbing to it.
"That provides a large window of opportunity to try to detect the presence of these cancers in the first 20 years of their existence, before they become lethal", posted Dr. Bert Vogelstein of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. "If one can do that one can in principle cure them by surgery," Vogelstein added in a telephone interview".
This laboratory research has reported to make use of genetic processing and a mathematical model in a view to discern the patterns of progression for pancreatic cancer.