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Why Every Pancreatic Cancer Patient Should Consider Genetic Testing

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An expert panel finds an inherited risk in 1 in 10 pancreatic cancer cases, leading to new recommendations advising all patients to consider genetic screening.

“It now appears that as many as 1 in 10 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer carry a genetic alteration associated with an increased risk of pancreatic or other cancer types,” says Elena Stoffel, M.D., MPH, a gastroenterologist and director of the Cancer Genetics Clinic at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center. Read more . . . 

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