The role of genetic factors in the etiology of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: an update.

@article{Chappuis2001TheRO,
  title={The role of genetic factors in the etiology of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: an update.},
  author={Pierre O Chappuis and Parviz Ghadirian and William D Foulkes},
  journal={Cancer investigation},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={65-75}
}
Pancreatic cancer is a disease with a very poor prognosis and its etiology is still largely elusive. The only consistent environmental risk factor is cigarette smoking. A previous history of pancreatitis or diabetes mellitus is also considered to be a risk factor. Epidemiological studies have confirmed that relatives of those with pancreatic cancer have an increased risk of this malignancy, and it has been evaluated that 3-5% of all pancreatic cancer cases are caused by genetic predisposition… CONTINUE READING

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