German national case collection of familial pancreatic cancer - clinical-genetic analysis of the first 21 families.

@article{Rieder2002GermanNC,
  title={German national case collection of familial pancreatic cancer - clinical-genetic analysis of the first 21 families.},
  author={Harald Rieder and Mercedes Sina-Frey and Andreas Ziegler and Stephan A. Hahn and Elvira Przypadlo and Ralf Kress and Berthold Gerdes and M Colombo Benkmann and Thomas Eberl and Robert Gr{\"u}tzmann and M. L{\"o}rken and Jan Schmidt and Detlef Klaus Bartsch},
  journal={Onkologie},
  year={2002},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={262-6}
}
BACKGROUND The observation of a familial accumulation of ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PC) and the increased risk for PC in certain hereditary tumor syndromes point to a genetic predisposition for PC. In order to evaluate the characteristics of familial PC, a German national case collection for familial pancreas cancer (FaPaCa) was established. PATIENTS AND METHODS In FaPaCa, families of patients with PC are being collected, who have at least 1 first-degree relative with PC or with… CONTINUE READING