Examination of the Pancreas in New-onset Diabetes (EXPAND Study)
Trial status: Open for Enrollment
Why is this study being done?
Compared to the general population, subjects >50 years of age with new-onset diabetes (DM) are 8-times more likely to have pancreatic cancer (PaC). The likelihood of PaC in new-onset DM is further increased in those who have weight loss or elevated CA19-9. In this study patients with newly diagnosed diabetes will be prospectively identified. Those with weight loss and/or elevated pancreatic cancer marker (CA 19-9) will undergo pancreatic imaging. All subjects will be followed up to 24 months. If successful in identifying surgically removable PaC, this study will fundamentally change our practice and will be a major breakthrough in PaC treament and research.
Who is eligible to participate?
--Suspected or definite new-onset diabetes based on recent blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c values
- No acute illness or steroid therapy
- No prior pancreas surgery