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The Role of Family History in Pancreatic Cancer: What do you need to know?
While pancreatic cancer is rare, roughly 80% of pancreatic cancers are not diagnosed until they have spread. This is why pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Alison Klein, M.H.S, Ph.D., Director of National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry at Johns Hopkins is working to change these statistics and determine options to stop the cancer.

Join us in a conversation with Alison where she’ll discuss the path to pancreatic cancer, including:

• Identifying key genetic clues
• Why tracking family history matters
• The difference between inherited genetics and acquired genetics
• The importance of looking at lifestyle factors and high-risk populations

About the Speaker
Dr. Alison P. Klein is Director of the National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry. She is a Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology with a joint appointment at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Her research focus is to identify the genes and environmental factors that cause pancreatic cancer and translate these findings into improved patient care and risk assessment.

A special thanks to our Wellness Wednesday partner, Wolverine Execution Services and the Bellick family.

Sep 22, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Alison Patricia Klein M.H.S, Ph.D.
Director of National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry @Johns Hopkins