ASU researcher offers solution for early pancreatic cancer detection

According to the American Cancer Society, four out of five people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within one year.

Exosomes are a form of extracellular vesicles (EVs) released from most kinds of cells. They are linked with many critical forms of immune function and play a vital role in a host of diseases, particularly cancer. (Photo: Graphic by Jason Drees)

“That’s a breakthrough, but it’s also just a start,” Hu says of the accomplishment.

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