The molecular genetics of pancreatic ductal carcinoma: a review

Surg Oncol. 2000 Nov;9(3):95-101. doi: 10.1016/s0960-7404(00)00041-4.

Abstract

In the last several years, numerous advances in the field of molecular genetics have been applied to pancreatic ductal carcinoma- the 5th leading cause of cancer death in the United States. This review summaries the current knowledge about adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal / genetics*
  • Cause of Death
  • Disease Progression
  • Genes, Tumor Suppressor
  • Genetics, Medical / methods*
  • Genetics, Medical / trends
  • Humans
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics
  • Models, Genetic
  • Molecular Biology / methods*
  • Molecular Biology / trends
  • Mutation / genetics
  • Oncogenes / genetics
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / genetics*
  • United States / epidemiology