The Australian Familial Pancreatic Cancer Cohort (AFPaCC) is a registry for individuals or families who have multiple relatives affected by pancreatic cancer. It is estimated that 5-10% of all pancreatic cancers are hereditary. AFPaCC investigates genetic and environmental factors that may account for the clustering of pancreatic cancer in some Australian families.
If you have a family history of pancreatic cancer, you may be eligible to join the Australian Familial Pancreatic Cancer Cohort (AFPaCC). Contact the clinical coordinator using the form below, to find out how you can be a part of this important research.
The first Australian pancreatic cancer screening trial has commenced at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and is now recruiting at Austin Health, Melbourne. The aim of the study is to assess the use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) as a screening modality in a population considered to be at a high risk of developing pancreatic cancer.