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Aurora St Luke's Medical Center introduce early detection programme for pancreatic cancer

Aurora Health Care : 22 July, 2008  (Company News)
Aurora St Luke's Medical Center and Joseph Geenen, MD, have introduced a ground breaking early detection programme for pancreatic cancer in Wisconsin, USA.
'Due to the late onset of symptoms, often pancreatic cancer goes undetected until it's too late,' said Dr Geenen. 'Due to the genetic nature of this particular kind of cancer, it is important for those with a family history to be screened. This is the first time we have been able to offer an early detection option in Wisconsin.'

The Familial Pancreatic Cancer Initiative, a protocol similar to the one developed at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, is one of the first available in the USA.

'Working with Aurora, I am pleased to be offering pancreatic cancer screenings for the first time in Wisconsin,' Dr Geenen said. 'We know that early detection is a major key for treating all types of cancer. It is my hope that with early detection, we can elevate the survival rate and give our patients a fighting chance to be a pancreatic cancer survivor.'
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