Hereditary pancreatic cancer

Janivette Alsina, Sarah P. Thayer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Neoplastic processes of the pancreas can be divided into two broad categories based on the histopathologic properties of the tumor. Tumors of exocrine differentiation include those resembling pancreatic ducts or acinar cells. This category includes pancreatic adenocarcinoma, intraductal mucinous tumors, solid pseudopapillary tumors, and acinar cell carcinoma. Tumors of endocrine differentiation exhibit characteristics of the various islet cell populations and include, among others, insulinomas, glucagonomas, and gastrinomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Clinical Cancer Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook from the Massachusetts General Hospital
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780387938448
StatePublished - 2010


  • BRCA2
  • ERCP
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Hereditary pancreatitis
  • MRI
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic endocrine tumor
  • p16 gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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