Clinicopathologic analysis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in African Americans and Caucasians.

  title={Clinicopathologic analysis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in African Americans and Caucasians.},
  author={Nat L. Pernick and Fazlul H. Sarkar and Philip Agop Philip and Patricia Arlauskas and Anthony Frank Shields and Vainutis K. Vaitkevicius and Michael C. Dugan and N. Volkan Adsay},
  volume={26 1},
INTRODUCTION African Americans have a higher incidence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma than do Caucasians for unknown reasons. Whether other clinicopathologic differences exist between these two groups is not known. This study was undertaken to compare the clinical, pathologic, and biologic findings for a group of patients with a histologic diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma of the usual type in a single institution. METHODOLOGY We studied 410 patients (166 African Americans and 244… CONTINUE READING


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