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Distinct gut microbiome signature may signal presence of pancreatic cancer


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Reuters Health - 11/03/2022 - A specific gut microbiome signature may help identify pancreatic cancer early, a new study suggests.  Using patient saliva and stool samples, researchers found that it may be possible to spot the malignancy through a specific panel of microbes, regardless of the stage of disease, they report in Gut.  "Pancreatic cancer is linked to a specific gut microbial signature that may be used for disease screening in the future and hopefully enable earlier detection and improve prognoses for patients," said study coauthor Thomas Sebastian Schmidt, a research scientist at EMBL Heidelberg, in Germany.


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