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A New Way to Detect Malignant Pancreatic Cysts

Anne Marie Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., PhD

Anne Marie Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., PhD

Director, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, Johns Hopkins

Professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Lennon is certified in general internal medicine and gastroenterology by the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) of the United Kingdom and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Her major interests include the workup and management of patients with pancreatic cysts, pancreatic cancer or precancerous lesions and the role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions.


EUS in 2022: The Future of Diagnostic and Interventional EUS

ASGE Special Interest Group Sponsored Session

Lecture Title:

“Pancreatic Cysts: The Future of Molecular Diagnostics and Endoscopic Treatment”

DDW Track:

Pancreatic Diseases Track

Date and Time:

Monday, May 23, 2–3:30 p.m.


1.5 hours

Register to Attend

Incidental pancreatic cysts are often diagnosed during cross-sectional abdominal imaging. The management of these cysts can be a dilemma since it is difficult to determine which are at risk for progressing to malignancy. Dr. Lennon’s presentation will cover how novel molecular techniques provide a promising method to help distinguish which cysts are malignant or at risk of progression.

Below are the other presentations that will take place during this session.

SpeakerPresentation Title
Alessandro Repici, MDInterventional EUS: New Concepts, Devices and Techniques
Shyam Varadarajulu, MDEvolving Endoscopic Management of Pancreatic Fluid Collections — What Does the Future Hold?
Jonathan M. Buscaglia, MD, FASGE, AGAFEUS in GI-Oncology: From Bench to Bedside
DDW 2022 takes place May 21–24, 2022, in San Diego and virtually. Registration is now open. View more session highlights in the DDW Preliminary Program.

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