Chapter 59. Familial Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery1,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman2,3,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery4,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director5,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair6,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery7,8,9,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor10,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief11 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery12
  1. William Greenhalf MD Lecturer in Molecular Biology8,
  2. Louis J. Vitone and
  3. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery7,8,9

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch59

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Greenhalf, W., Vitone, L. J. and Neoptolemos, J. P. (2008) Familial Pancreatic Cancer, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch59

Editor Information

  1. 1

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 4

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 5

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 6

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 7

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 8

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 9

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 10

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 11

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 12

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 7

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 8

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  3. 9

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • familial pancreatic cancer (FPC);
  • pancreatic cancer autosomal dominant inheritance;
  • pancreatic cancer and Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program;
  • familial aggregation and shared exposure to environmental factors;
  • inherited genetic factors affecting risk;
  • familial atypical multiple mole melanoma (FAMMM);
  • FPC families and three family trees on EUROPAC registry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Does familial pancreatic cancer exist?

  • Recognizing familial pancreatic cancer

  • Assessing risk for individuals within families

  • Benefits of primary screening

  • References