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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 04/26/2017

A new funding opportunity associated with the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, Integration and Validation of Emerging Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research, has been released and is due May 10, 2017. Click here for more information.

Announcement 03/14/2017

Thank you to everyone who made the March 2017 EDRN Steering Committee Meeting a success. The next EDRN Steering Committee Meeting will be on September 12-14, 2017, in Seattle, WA.

EDRN Founder Honored

Dr. Sudhir Srivastava was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Pancreatic Association at the group's annual meeting this year, for his outstanding commitment to pancreatology.