Pancreatic Cancer

Reza Alavi, M.D., Frederick L Brancati, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Exocrine pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinomas of pancreatic ductal and acinar cells and their stem cells.
  • Endocrine (islet-cell) pancreatic cancers are classified by the hormones that they secrete: insulin, gastrin, glucagon, somatostatin, or VIP

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DEFINITION

  • Exocrine pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinomas of pancreatic ductal and acinar cells and their stem cells.
  • Endocrine (islet-cell) pancreatic cancers are classified by the hormones that they secrete: insulin, gastrin, glucagon, somatostatin, or VIP

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Last updated: April 30, 2015