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What new research is being done for pancreatic cancer?

Doctors are conducting a unique prevention program dedicated to helping those with a family history of pancreatic cancer determine their own risk of getting this disease. With the goal of preventing pancreatic cancer, doctors analyze personal and family history, provide genetic counseling, and recommend regular imaging of the pancreas to determine whether precancerous abnormalities or small cancers are present, and if so, whether they should be addressed with surgery.

As part of the program, a pancreatic cancer registry is maintained that includes tissue and blood samples, clinical and family histories, and epidemiological information of patients with pancreatic cancer, and those at high risk of disease.

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