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Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Number of First-Degree Relatives Who Are Affected by Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Number of First-Degree Relatives Who Are Affected by Cancer
The risk of developing pancreatic cancer rises with an increasing number of first-degree relatives with pancreatic or other cancer in a dose-response manner, according to a study presented at the 2018 AACR Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Previous studies have suggested that first-degree relatives of patients with pancreatic cancer have a 2-fold increase in risk for developing the disease, but the effect on the risk of developing pancreatic cancer if more than 1 first-degree relative has cancer is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of individuals who have more than 1 first-degree relative with pancreatic cancer or some other malignancy. Read more . . . 


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