Cancer Type: Pancreatic Cancer

ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Inherited Cancer Treatment Updates

Lynch Syndrome Carriers with Advanced Uterine Cancer: Treatment with PembrolizumabWomen with Lynch Syndrome are at high risk for uterine cancer. The type of uterine cancer they develop has the tumorcharacteristic of being ‘MSI-H’. A new study indicated treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) resulted in benefit inpatients with MSI-H advanced uterine cancer. Von Hippel-Lindau Patients: Treatment of …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

  BRCA1/2 and Male Cancer Risks 

A recent international study found that male BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers have a higher risk for breast, pancreatic, and stomach cancer. Additionally, male BRCA2 carriers were found to have higher risks for prostate cancer. See the below table for the specific risk levels: Li et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jan. PMID: 35077220. Social media …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and Cancer Risks 

A new study reported on differences in the TP53 mutations between patients who met vs those who did not meet Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) testing criteria. Several variants were identified multiple times in those who did and did not meet LFS clinical criteria: p.R175, p.G245, p.R248, p.R273, and p.R282. Other variants were exclusively found in those …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

  ATM and Pancreatic Cancer

A new article reported that pancreatic cancer risks are morethan 6-fold higher in individuals with an ATM mutation.Pancreatic cancer risks by age were:› 1.1% by age 50› 6.3% by age 70› 9.5% by age 80Hsu, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Sep. PMID: 34529012. Social media post October 1st, 2021. Available at: https://tinyurl.com/post100121.

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 Ask the Expert 

The below question was addressed by Dr. Kamran Idrees, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, and Director of Pancreatic and Gastro Intestinal Surgical Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Idrees’ research has focused on colorectal cancer, liver metastases, and pancreatic cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 ATM -associated Cancer Risks 

Female ATM carriers have approximately a 2-fold risk, on average, for developing breast cancer, which was confirmed through two large studies that reported risks (odds ratio) as 2.10 (95% CI, 1.71–2.57)1 and 1.82 (95% CI, 1.46–2.27). Both studies reported an association with ER+ tumors. Another recent study estimated breast cancer risks to be 13% by …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 Screening & Treatment Updates: Pancreatic Cancer 

A recent small study suggests that immunotherapy may benefit patients with refractory pancreatic or biliary cancer who have inherited a mutation in the homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) genes, BRCA1, BRCA2, and RAD51C.Another new study reported that in BRCA1/2 carriers with pancreatic cancer, maintenance treatment with Olaparib may be of benefit. Findings showed that with Olaparib, …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Updates 

Check out the full NCCN guidelines by creating a FREE account at www.nccn.org Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic – Released September 7th, 2022› Testing eligibility based on personal history of any type of breast cancer in females was updated from age ≤45 to ≤50 making more females with breast cancer eligible for testing …

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Newsletter Fall 2021

Updates to NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment

Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines V.1.2022: Released August 11th, 2021 Colorectal Cancer Guidelines V.1.2021: Released May 11th, 2021 Check out the full NCCN guidelines by creating a FREE account at www.nccn.org

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2023

Updates to NCCN Guidelines: Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) just released updated breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines which included updated breast cancer screening recommendations for male BRCA carriers (particularly male BRCA2 carriers). It is now recommended that male BRCA carriers consider annual mammograms starting at age 50 or 10 years before the earliest male breast cancer in …

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2022

Fall 2022 Ask the Expert

In every ICARE newsletter we give our participants the opportunity to have a question addressed by an expert in the field. In the latest edition, Dr. Kamran Idrees, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, and Director of Pancreatic and Gastro-Intestinal Surgical …

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines single post 3

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines. In these new guidelines, genetic testing eligibility based on age at breast cancer diagnosis in females was updated from ≤ 45 to ≤ 50 making more females with breast cancer eligible for testing regardless of family history …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines – single post 1

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines. In this new version, a table was added at the end of the guidelines to summarize inherited cancer content across 𝗮𝗹𝗹 NCCN guidelines, including live links to the guidelines and sections referenced (see page 54 on the …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2022

NCCN Familial/Genetic High Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian & Pancreatic Guidelines

On September 7th, 2022, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer guidelines.Check out the new guidelines at:https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2022

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

 

A new study reports that maintenance treatment with Olaparib may benefit BRCA1/2 carriers with pancreatic cancer. These findings demonstrated:⁠long-term survival was more commontime to subsequent therapy was prolongedRead the full article at the link in our bio for more info! 🔗⁠⁠Reference: Kindler et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022; JCO2101604. PMID: 35834777.

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2022

Pancreatic Cancer Screening

A recent study found that earlier diagnosis improved survival in people at high risk of pancreatic cancer.High risk was defined based on:family history and/orinherited gene mutation (BRCA1, BRCA2, CDKN2A, Lynch Syndrome genes, PALB2, ATM, and STK11)Read the article at the link in our bio! 🔗⁠Reference: Dbouk, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jun 15:JCO2200298. doi: …

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2022

ATM: High and Moderate Risks for Multiple Cancers

A recent study found that pathogenic variants in the Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated (ATM) gene are associated with multiple cancers. Specifically, moderate-to-high risks for pancreatic, prostate, gastric, and invasive ductal breast cancers, and low-to-moderate risks for ductal carcinoma in situ, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma.This provides more data to guide risks and …

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2022

Refractory Pancreatic or Biliary Cancer

A recent small study suggests that immunotherapy may be beneficial for patients with refractory pancreatic or biliary cancer who have inherited homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) genes, BRCA1, BRCA2, and RAD51C.Check out the full article to learn more at 👇https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2791557Reference: Terrero et al. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Apr:e220611. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.0611. PMID: 35446342.

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2022

New Variants Linked to Hereditary Cancer

A new study evaluated 23 hereditary cancer genes and found 19 new gene associations, including 7 new associations with cancer and 12 new associations with non-neoplastic diseases. Specifically, the below genes were found to have an increased risk of disease:APC: benign liver/bile duct tumors, gastritis, and duodenitisATM: stomach cancer and pancreatic cancerBRCA1/2: ovarian cystsCHEK2: leukemia …

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ICARE Social Media Post April 2022

Detection of Early-Stage Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma from Blood Samples

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

Male Cancer Risks: BRCA1 & BRCA2

A new study found that male BRCA1/2 carriers have a higher risk for breast, pancreatic, and stomach cancer. Additionally, male BRCA2 carriers were found to have higher risks for prostate cancer. Read the full Journal of Clinical Oncology article to learn more!https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.21.02112Reference: Li et al. J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jan 25;JCO2102112. PMID: 35077220.

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2021

Pancreatic Cancer Risks: ATM

For more information, read the full article at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2783767 Reference: Hsu, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Sep 16:e213701. PMID: 34529012.

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2021

New NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines (Released August 11th)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on August 11th for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic. You can check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2021

Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: PALB2 & BRCA1/2

For more information, view the article at the following link below: https://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/JCO.21.00003 You may also read the ASCO post article at: https://ascopost.com/news/may-2021/maintenance-rucaparib-in-patients-with-platinum-sensitive-pancreatic-cancer-and-germline-or-somatic-brca1-brca2-or-palb2-variants/?utm_source=TAP%2DEN%2D051221%2DTrending%5FLymphoma&utm_medium=email&utm_term=49cf1c97d48c2cf8231827e3bcb15769

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ICARE Featured Video June 2021

PALB2

Below you may watch a featured video from the June 2021 Genetics Case Conference, which focused on PALB2 with guest experts Marc Tischkowitz, MD, PhD from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England and Steven Narod, MD, FRCPC, FRSC from the Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, Canada.

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2021

CDKN2A: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

𝘐𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩, we present cancer risks and management for 𝗖𝗗𝗞𝗡𝟮𝗔 per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Version 2.2021 𝗠𝗲𝗻 & 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻:Melanoma risk: Elevated at 28-67% – Recommend annual full-body skin exam, regular self-examinations, and routine sun protective behaviors. Pancreatic cancer risk: >15% – Consider MRI/MRCP and/or endoscopic …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

Released September 8th, 2020: Genetic testing criteria by cancer type: Breast Cancer: Broadened to include relatives with ALL grades of prostate cancer (not just high-grade) Having multiple breast cancer diagnoses no longer depends on whether the diagnoses were on two different breasts Prostate Cancer: Now includes cribriform histology and ANY risk group (not just high-grade …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2021

Inherited Cancer Treatment: Updates and Relevant Policies

Over the last several months, the American Society of Clinical Oncology published a number of guidelines related to the use of PARP inhibitors among those with BRCA-associated cancers, including guidelines focused on ovarian cancer,1 metastatic pancreatic cancer,2 and breast cancer.3 Additionally, costs of drugs also have great potential to influence policy, highlighting the importance of …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

Cost-Effectiveness of Maintenance Olaparib for Germline BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

For further information, read the article available at: https://jnccn.org/…/journals/jnccn/18/11/article-p1528.xml

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ICARE Featured Video December 2020

NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

Below you may watch a featured video from the December 2020 Genetics Case Conference, which outlined updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf  

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2020

New NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on November 20th for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic. You can check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/…/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post November 2020

ASCO Guidelines for Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

For additional details, refer to the article available at: https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.20.01364

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

TP53: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝙏𝙋𝟱𝟯 Syndrome: Li-Fraumeni Cancer Risks and Management per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast/Ovarian/Pancreatic Version 1.2021: 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 54% – Recommend clinical breast exam every 6-12 months starting at age 20, annual breast MRI with contrast starting at age 20, and annual mammogram starting at age 30; …

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ICARE Featured Video September & October 2020

NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

Below you may watch a featured video from the September 2020 and October 2020 Genetics Case Conference, which outlined updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. Check out the full guidelines by creating a FREE account at: https://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/genetics_bop.pdf

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

ATM: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝘼𝙏𝙈 Cancer Risks and Management (per NCCN Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Version 1.2021) 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 30% – Recommend annual mammogram starting at age 40 and consider annual breast MRIs starting at age 40. Ovarian cancer risk: Possibly increased, not well established – Manage based on family history. …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

NCCN Genetic Testing Criteria Updates by Cancer

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) released new guidelines on September 8th, 2020, which included updates to genetic testing criteria by cancer type as follows:   Breast Cancer:  Broadened to include relatives with ALL grades of prostate cancer (not just high-grade) Now having multiple breast cancer diagnoses is NOT dependent on whether the diagnoses were …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2020

Treatment Advances Among BRCA1/2 Carriers

There continue to be ongoing advances in treatment studies among those with inherited cancer gene mutations, which are rapidly being followed by FDA approval for specific cancer treatments. Select studies and advances are summarized below: BRCA1/2 Carriers:  Breast Cancer: For those with later stage or metastatic breast cancer, the FDA currently has approvals for the use …

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ICARE Social Media Post July 2020

Pancreatic Cancer Can Run in Families

Individuals with a family history of pancreatic cancer have a higher risk to develop pancreatic cancer. A recent study reported the following pancreatic cancer risks compared to the general population, based on relationship to an individual with pancreatic cancer: First-degree relative (e.g., parent, sibling, child) – 1.76 fold higher Second-degree relative (e.g., aunts, uncles, grandparents) …

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2020

Advances in Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer: Cisplatin + Gemcitabine

In BRCA1/2 or PALB2 carriers with stage 3 or 4 pancreatic cancer, the combination of cisplatin + gemtricitabine with veliparib (a PARP inhibitor), did NOT seem to provide additional benefit over cisplatin + gemtricitabine alone. Through this phase 2 randomized control trial, response rates in both treatment arms were high with similar overall survival rates. …

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ICARE Social Media Post May 2020

Platinum Based Chemotherapy for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

A recent study found that patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had mutations in the DNA repair genes (either inherited or just in the tumor) had better clinical outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy compared to patients without these mutations. Check out the link to full article: https://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2020/05/20/1078-0432.CCR-20-0418

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

Treatment Advances Among Those with Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Predisposition

Results from a recent study showed olaparib (a PARP inhibitor) nearly doubled the progression-free survival in BRCA1/2 carriers with metastatic pancreatic cancer.1 Based on this data, the FDA approved the use of olaparib as a first-line maintenance treatment in BRCA1/2 carriers with metastatic, platinum-sensitive pancreatic cancer. This represents another treatment advance in pancreatic cancer and …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

PALB2 Mutations & Cancer Risk

A newly published study of 524 families with pathogenic PALB2 mutations from around the world, including almost 50 ICARE participants, represents the largest, most comprehensive effort to evaluate cancer risks.1 Results showed increased risks for female breast cancer (53%), ovarian cancer (5%), pancreatic cancer (2-3%), and male breast cancer (1%). Findings did not suggest higher …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic

There were significant updates and restructuring of the guidelines, with some highlights included below: Substantial reorganization of the guidelines as follows: Now organized by organ site, rather than primarily by certain high penetrance genes Focused efforts to simplify genetic testing criteria Only one flow diagram included, to outline the ‘genetic testing process’ Following scenarios now …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2020

Updated Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines through CAPS Consortium

The International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium recently published updated recommendations about pancreatic cancer screening through MRI/magnetic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and/or an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).1 Specifically, these guidelines now recommend that individuals with a CDKN2A or STK11 mutation begin screening at age 40. Screening for individuals with a BRCA1/2, ATM, PALB2, MLH1, or …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2020

Differences in Pancreatic Cancer Screening Recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium recently updated pancreatic cancer screening recommendations. However, there are some differences between these recommendations. Specifically, screening with annual MRI/magnetic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and/or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is recommended as follows for NCCN versus CAPS: STK11 regardless of family history: …

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2020

Updated Pancreatic Cancer Screening Guidelines through the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium

The International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium recently published updated pancreatic cancer screening recommendations. The recommendations include: Screening with MRI/magnetic retrograde cholangiopancreaography (MRCP) and/or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) The screening was recommended for the following individuals: CDKN2A and STK11 mutation carriers starting at age 40 BRCA1/2, ATM, PALB2, MLH1, and MSH2 mutation carriers (if …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2020

New Gene: RABL3

About 10% of pancreatic cancers are thought to be the result of an inherited mutation. All of the genes that predispose patients to pancreatic cancers have not yet been discovered. Recently, a new gene known as RABL3 was linked to pancreatic cancer. This gene may increase the risk of hereditary pancreatic cancer. Additional studies are …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2020

Advances in Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer in BRCA Carriers

The FDA approved the use of olaparib, a PARP inhibitor, as first-line maintenance treatment in BRCA1/2 carriers with metastatic, platinum-sensitive, pancreatic cancer. Platinum-sensitive cancer is a cancer that responds to treatment with drugs that contain the metal platinum, such as carboplatin or cisplatin. Olaparib showed to nearly double the progression-free survival in BRCA1/2 carriers with …

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2019

PALB2 Mutations and Cancer Risk

A new published study of 524 families with PALB2 mutations, including our very own ICARE participants, from around the world showed increased risks of female breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and male breast cancer. The level of risk for female breast cancer is enough to recommend cancer risk management. Cancer risk management includes screening or risk-reducing surgery. …

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ICARE Featured Video December 2019

NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines

Below you may watch a featured video from the December 2019 Genetics Case Conference, which outlined updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.  

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ICARE Social Media Post December 2019

Updates to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Guidelines (V1.2020)

We are excited to share the latest version of the NCCN Genetic/Familial Breast, Ovarian and Pancreatic Guidelines (V1.2020), which were just updated. Some of the changes made include: PALB2 was added as a high penetrance gene (similar to BRCA1, BRCA2, CDH1, PTEN and TP53) It is appropriate to consider risk reducing mastectomy for cancer risk management …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2019

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Advances for BRCA1/2 Carriers

Results from a clinical trial of individuals with a BRCA1/2 mutation and pancreatic cancer showed that patients who received a PARP inhibitor (olaparib) for maintenance treatment had almost half the risk of their disease progressing when compared to receiving a placebo.1 In fact, after 2 years, 22.1% of patients who received olaparib had no disease …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

Advances in Biomarkers to Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early

Early detection of pancreatic cancer is tremendously important, given that most patients who develop the disease are diagnosed at a later stage of the disease when it is usually incurable. Although screening through imaging studies has been proposed (i.e., magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and/or endoscopic ultrasound),1 data to support this type of screening as an …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

The Role of Inherited Genes Increasingly Recognized in Pancreatic Cancer

A number of recent studies have suggested that a substantial number of individuals with pancreatic cancer have a mutation in an inherited cancer gene.  In a study of over 300 patients with pancreatic cancer (and with one or two family members with pancreatic cancer), 12% were found to have a mutation in 1 of 11 …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Refining Cancer Risks Among Individuals with Lynch Syndrome

Over the past year, multiple studies have refined risks and types of cancer among individuals with Lynch syndrome. Through a Scandinavian study, risks for 13 types of cancer (with colorectal cancers being excluded), were reported to be elevated with differences related to gender, age, and the gene in which mutation was present. Incidence rates of …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2018

Study Suggests Inherited Cancer Genes Are Important in Pancreatic Cancer

In a recent study which included over 800 patients with pancreatic ductal cancer, inherited cancer gene mutations were found in a much higher proportion than expected. Almost 5% of these patients had mutations identified in inherited cancer genes, the majority of which were in genes thought to be associated with pancreatic cancer (including BRCA2, ATM, …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2016

More Information About the Inherited Component of Pancreatic Cancer

Although pancreatic cancer is one of the cancer types seen among individuals with mutations in inherited cancer genes (including BRCA2 and BRCA1), the proportion of individuals with pancreatic cancer who have an inherited cause has remained uncertain.  To further clarify the role of BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA), over 300 patients with pancreatic cancer were tested …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2013

The Selection of Chemotherapy in BRCA Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Some evidence suggests that individuals with BRCA mutations who develop pancreatic cancer may benefit from specific chemotherapy regimens. In a recent review of this topic, Kim et al reported on a study of 5 patients with BRCA mutations (4 BRCA2 and 1 BRCA1) who were treated with a platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.1 Of these patients, 3 …

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