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Brush that loosens cells in cysts could become weapon against pancreatic cancer

Published Jan 27, 2021

In a potential step forward for early pancreatic cancer diagnosis, a miniaturised brush was successfully tested as a possible technique for loosening cells from the walls of pancreatic cysts. If proven safe to use, the technique could dramatically increase the number of cystic cells available for analysis, a key advance given the scarcity of cells in cystic fluid drawn with a needle alone.

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