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The study is being conducted at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL and Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Contact Jason Klapman, MD: Contact by phone at: 813-745-4035 or by email.
This study's goal is to learn whether an imaging method called Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) can find early stage pre-cancerous or cancerous changes in the pancreas in patients at high-risk for pancreatic cancer.
Endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure where patients are placed under anesthesia so a small tube with an imaging device at the end can be guided into the stomach in order to look for any changes or tumors in the pancreas.
The study is open to patients who have increased risk for pancreatic cancer due to an inherited mutation and family history of cancer.
Patients who enroll will undergo endoscopic ultrasound under anesthesia. If abnormalities are found in the pancreas, patients will be asked to undergo additional testing which may include further imaging, a fine needle aspirate, or biopsy.
Jason Klapman, MD and Rohit Sharma, MD