Familial Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

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Abstract

Familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) kindreds have at least 2 first-degree relatives with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Studies of FPC have focused on the discovery of genetic cause and on the management of those at genetically high risk. Research reveals that a half dozen known hereditary syndromes or genes are associated with increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer, the most prominent of which are BRCA2 and CDKN2A. Genetic risk assessment and testing is already available. Owing to limited experience worldwide, guidance is often based on expert opinion, although all agree that research is needed to improve the shaping of options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-653
Number of pages13
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Familial risk
  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Genetic testing
  • Risk assessment and management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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