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Is pancreatic cancer genetic?
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6 doctors agree
In brief: A minority is.
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, arising from ducts/epithelial tissue, is mainly "sporadic", but can run in families.
Pancreatic cancer has also been related to brca mutation, fammm syndrome, and some other inherited conditions. The familial pancreatic cancer registry is at johns hopkins. A minority of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia (men) syndromes.

In brief: A minority is.
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, arising from ducts/epithelial tissue, is mainly "sporadic", but can run in families.
Pancreatic cancer has also been related to brca mutation, fammm syndrome, and some other inherited conditions. The familial pancreatic cancer registry is at johns hopkins. A minority of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia (men) syndromes.
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
But a particular form, which is part of a genetic syndrome (men i) is genetic.

In brief: Not usually
But a particular form, which is part of a genetic syndrome (men i) is genetic.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Michael Thompson
See also: http://www.cancer.net/patient/All+About+Cancer/Genetics/The+Genetics+of+Pancreatic+Cancer
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