Imaging to Cure Cancer: Valuable Contribution of Radiology for Clinical Trial Success
Written by Dr. Ron Korn, Founder, Chairman and Chief Medical Officer at Imaging Endpoints
“I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light” – Patrick Swayze
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies. It is often found late after the disease has spread throughout the body because it doesn’t cause symptoms until the disease has grown large. In fact, up to half of all patients with pancreatic cancer are found during an emergency room visit for sudden onset of jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin). This usually prompts the treating physician to order a CT scan to look for a pancreatic tumor that may be causing the symptoms.