UCLA study pinpoints types of bacteria in saliva associated with pancreatic cancer

A UCLA study has found variations in the types of bacteria found in the saliva of patients with pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, compared with healthy controls. The findings may offer a new noninvasive biomarker to diagnose and track the development of these diseases.

A UCLA study has found variations in the types of bacteria found in the saliva of patients with pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, compared with healthy controls.

The findings add to growing evidence that saliva may be a credible biomarker source to track and diagnose nonoral diseases. The study also offers new research directions for focusing on inflammation as a contributor to pancreatic diseases.

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