The inherited genetics of pancreatic cancer and prospects for secondary screening.

@article{Vitone2006TheIG,
  title={The inherited genetics of pancreatic cancer and prospects for secondary screening.},
  author={Louis J Vitone and William Greenhalf and Christopher D. McFaul and Paula Ghaneh and John P Neoptolemos},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={253-83}
}
It is estimated that pancreatic cancer has a familial component in approximately 5-10% of cases. Some of these cases are part of a defined cancer syndrome with a known gene mutation but in the remaining the causative gene remains unknown. In recent years, a better understanding of the molecular events that occur in the progression model of pancreatic cancer has lead to the development of secondary screening programmes with the aim of identifying early precursor lesions or pre-invasive cancer at… CONTINUE READING

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