Pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) are surgically treatable cancer precursors, if high-risk features can be identified. Analysis of proteins and genes in cyst fluid helps diagnostically, but prior biomarkers had limited ability to detect high-risk cases. Cyst fluid telomerase activity may be a useful biomarker for high-risk IPMNs. Clin Cancer Res; 22(20); 1–2. ©2016 AACR.
See related article by Hata et al., p. 5141
- Received August 18, 2016.
- Accepted August 19, 2016.
- ©2016 American Association for Cancer Research.