PancraGEN® is a unique, DNA-based, integrated molecular pathology test that assesses the risk of cancer in pancreatic cysts, helping you to optimally manage each individual patient.
By adding PancraGen to first line testing, you can more confidently choose appropriate surveillance strategies or surgical options for patients with pancreatic cysts.
The Pancreatic Cyst Dilemma
Pancreatic cancer is a serious but rare condition.
Even when diagnosed early, pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis. Surgery is commonly performed as a cautious approach to treat a suspicious cyst. However surgery comes with risks, including life-long patient morbidities and even mortality.
Yet, recent research has shown that the risk of malignancy in cysts is lower than previously thought. Treatment plans are evolving from surgery to watchful waiting in recognition that many cysts are benign and will remain benign.
Recent studies have shown that up to 80% of surgeries reveal indolent cysts that didn’t necessarily require surgery.5,6
Today’s standard of care – imaging, CEA, Amylase, Cytology, and patient risk factors – does not always give you the full picture about the risk of malignancy of a pancreatic cyst.1
What if we could help better predict whether a cyst will become malignant or remain benign?
PancraGEN – the pancreatic cyst risk classifier – can help you answer these questions:
Limitations and Disclaimers1
Although PancraGEN is highly specific for malignancy, some malignant cysts may not be detected. There may also be individuals who are falsely identified as having a malignant cyst. Diagnosis and appropriate patient management are the responsibility of the referring physician or healthcare provider.
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