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Pancreatic Cancer: Family History and Genetics

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Question Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Answers Posted by: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 on


Fay Kastrinos, MD

Question Answer Forum

Learn more about the role that family history and genetics play in pancreatic cancer by submitting your questions to our Question and Answer Forum before September 18th. Dr. Fay Kastrinos, a gastroenterologist with special expertise in treating patients with inherited cancer syndromes and leader of Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Genetics Program, will provide a written response to your questions in a blog article a week following the close of the forum.

Dr. Kastrinos will be personally responding to questions about pancreatic cancer disease and treatment, including:

  • Pancreatic cancer screening
  • Family history role in pancreatic cancer risk
  • Genetic testing for familial pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer risk factors and determining if you're at risk

We are sorry, but this Question and Answer Forum is now closed. The Columbia Department of Surgery Blog has posted a three-part series of the most popular questions with Dr. Kastrinos' answers, which can be read at Pancreatic Cancer: Family History and Genetics.

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