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Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer-Network Collaborative Studies

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G.I. and Other Associated Cancers Research Group

Determining and quantifying the types of mucin core proteins to which CA19-9 is attached will result in assays with improved performance characteristics compared to CA19-9 alone.

Specific Aim 1) Utilize newly developed and to be developed antibodies against the mucin core proteins MUC1, MUC4, and MUC17 to develop an improved serum assay for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Specific Aim 2) Develop and utilize a set of monoclonal antibodies that recognize serum forms of distinct mucin core proteins, utilize these to improve the diagnostic capability of the CA 19-9 type tests for nonmalignant, premalignant and malignant lesions of the pancreas, and evaluate the capability of the test to discriminate pancreatic cancer from other adenocarcinomas.

There are currently no biomarkers annotated for this protocol.

No datasets are currently associated with this protocol.


Announcement 09/14/2014

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 9th EDRN Scientific Workshop a success. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 28th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting from March 31-April 2, 2015, in Atlanta, GA.

Announcement 06/05/2014


Funding Opportunity Available

Both RFAs for Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Screen-Detected Lesions have been published.

RFA-CA-14-010.html

and

RFA-CA-14-011.html