PROFILING CIRCULATING MIRNA WITHOUT PCR FOR EARLY DETECTION OF PANCREATIC CANCER


Year of Award:
2015
Award Type:
R43
Project Number:
CA199058
RFA Number:
PAR-13-327
Technology Track:
Molecular & Cellular Analysis Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
SARAF, RAVI
Other PI or Project Leader:
ROY, SANTANU
Institution:
VAJRA INSTRUMENTS, INC.
Pancreatic cancer (PaC) has a poor prognosis in most cases due to the lack of early detection owing to its nonspecific, asymptomatic nature. An effective, inexpensive screening tool is needed for early diagnosis (within 15 years of tumor initiation). It i