Early Detection Screening

Early Detection Screening

Intercepting Pancreatic Cancer With An Early Detection Program

Renowned researchers Dr. Daniel Von Hoff and Doctor Erkut Borazaonci at the HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona have created an early pancreatic cancer screening program for those who may be at an increased risk of developing the disease.

Goals include:

> Early detection of pancreatic cancer to improve long-term survival.
> They have developed innovative screening tests including biomarkers for both pancreas and other types of cancers.

The early detection program offers personalized approach to pancreatic cancer risk assessment through routine evaluations, diagnostics and long-term, ongoing surveillance.

The Research Team Collaborates closely With Local Community Healthcare Providers

> Ensures that participants are monitored by a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
> Is contributing to the research needed to establish guidelines which currently do not exist, for screening.
> Is developing innovative tools to identify pancreatic cancer early, before symptoms occur when treatment is more effective.

The Referral Criteria

The study will closely monitor participants for many years if you may be eligible as follows:

> One of more of your family members have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
> You have a known genetic mutation what could increase of pancreatic cancer.
> You have been diagnosed with a pancreatic cyst , known as an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.

If You Are Eligible for the pancreatic cancer study, You May Undergo The Following

> A thorough health history and physical exam.
> Genetic testing for hereditary gene mutations.
> Routine blood tests along with a test for a specific tumor marker.
> Blood and urine tests to help determine biomarkers to detect pancreas cancer at early stages.

If Indicated:

> A consult with a gastroenterologist.
> Endoscopy ultrasound.
> A magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography , or MRCP, a procedure that visualizes bile and pancreatic ducts.

Costs Will Depend Upon Your Insurance Coverage

By participating in the early detection program, you will not only contribute to your own good health, but also that of your family and future generations.

Call the HonorHealth Research Institute at 833.353.6667 to inquire about enrolling in a study.