Epidemiology of pancreatic cancer and the role of family history
Article first published online: 15 MAY 2012
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Journal of Surgical Oncology
Special Issue: Seminars in Surgical Oncology: Pancreatic Cancer
Volume 107, Issue 1, pages 1–7, 1 January 2013
How to Cite
Olson, S. H. and Kurtz, R. C. (2013), Epidemiology of pancreatic cancer and the role of family history. J. Surg. Oncol., 107: 1–7. doi: 10.1002/jso.23149
- Issue published online: 13 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 15 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 10 APR 2012
- genetic syndromes
Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease for which only a small number of risk factors have been identified. In addition to older age, male gender, and black race, risk factors include smoking, obesity, long-standing diabetes and pancreatitis, and heavy alcohol use; allergies such as hay fever are related to lowered risk. Several genetic syndromes increase risk of pancreatic cancer. Work on more common genetic variants promises to reveal more potentially important genetic associations. J. Surg. Oncol. 2013;107:1–7. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.