Steve Jobs (left) and actors Patrick Swayze (centre) and Alan Rickman are among well-known people to have died from forms of pancreatic cancer. Photos: SCMP/Alamy

Blood test may help find early-stage pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease and often diagnosed too late

US researchers genetically reprogrammed cancer cells and discovered indicators of early-stage pancreatic cancer, a disease usually diagnosed too late to treat patients; blood test derived from study could be ready for use soon

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Steve Jobs (left) and actors Patrick Swayze (centre) and Alan Rickman are among well-known people to have died from forms of pancreatic cancer. Photos: SCMP/Alamy
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