Clinical and Molecular Attributes and Evaluation of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasm

Pratima Raut, Rama Krishna Nimmakayala, Surinder K. Batra, Moorthy P. Ponnusamy

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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) and mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) are all considered “Pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs)” and show a varying risk of developing into pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). These lesions display different molecular characteristics, mutations, and clinical manifestations. A lack of detailed understanding of PCN subtype characteristics and their molecular mechanisms limits the development of efficient diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies for these lesions. Proper in vivo mouse models that mimic human PCNs are also needed to study the molecular mechanisms and for therapeutic testing. A comprehensive understanding of the current status of PCN biology, mechanisms, current diagnostic methods, and therapies will help in the early detection and proper management of patients with these lesions and PDAC. This review aims to describe all these aspects of PCNs, specifically IPMNs, by describing the future perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number188851
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Reviews on Cancer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2023


  • Cystic lesions
  • Cystic neoplasm
  • Mucinous cystic neoplasm
  • Pancreatic Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic precursor lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research


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