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Government advisory board recommends against screening for pancreatic cancer

Research we’re watching Screening symptom-free adults for pancreatic cancer doesn’t appear to reduce deaths from the disease, according to a new analysis by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The group advises against recommending screening in this group. Pancreatic cancer is relatively uncommon, but the prognosis for people who get it is often poor, because it is frequently found at an advanced stage. This has made it the third most common cause of…

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