Oral bacteria test may speed pancreatic cancer diagnoses

10/14/2011 | HealthDay News

Analyzing a saliva sample for the presence or absence of specific oral bacteria could be a way to screen for pancreatic cancer and improve the rate of early diagnosis, University of California, Los Angeles, researchers reported in the journal Gut. The study found pancreatic cancer patients had 31 species of bacteria not found in the mouths of the healthy participants and were missing 25 other species present in the disease-free pool.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Associate, Health Economics - Heart Valve Therapy
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Health Economics & Reimbursement Manager - Transcatheter Heart Valve
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Sr. Medical Device Reimbursement Specialist - Regional
Alcon
Fort Worth , TX
Assistant General Counsel/Senior Corporate Counsel - Healthcare Law Group
Genentech
94080, CA
Clinical Trials Agreements Specialist (209955)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc.
Rockville, MD