To be eligible for this study, patients must meet several criteria, including but not limited to the following:
- Patients with pancreatic cancer may participate in the study if they have one or more first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer; have two or more second-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer; have certain genetic syndromes; or are age 45 or younger. When investigators identify patients who have a family history of pancreatic cancer, they will ask for permission to contact their relatives for the surveillance part of the study.
- Persons without pancreatic cancer are eligible for the surveillance portion of the study if they have two or more first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer, or have certain genetic syndromes and any first- or second-degree relative with pancreatic cancer.
For more information and to see if you are eligible for this study, please use our online form to tell us something about your family’s history with pancreatic cancer. Once we receive the form, we will contact you regarding your participation in the study.
If you would prefer to talk to someone, please contact Dr. Robert C. Kurtz, Principal Investigator, at 212-639-7620, or Amethyst Saldia, Research Study Assistant, at 646-735-8194. You can also contact us by e-mail at FPCregistry@mskcc.org.