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When to screen for pancreas cancer


AGA has released a new Clinical Practice Update providing best practice advice for clinicians screening and diagnosing pancreatic cancer in high-risk individuals. Screening to detect pancreas cancers and their precursor lesions in high-risk patients can improve survival if it facilitates surgical resection for early-stage disease.

In the AGA Clinical Practice Update on Pancreas Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals: Expert Review, published in Gastroenterology’s July issue, the authors provide 13 best practice advice statements to address key issues in clinical management of these patients.

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