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With pancreatic cancer, every bit of knowledge helps you understand your options and take control. And it all starts with a conversation about testing.

Talk. test. take control.

Three simple steps that could save your life.

If you’re a patient, talk to your doctor right away about genetic testing and biomarker testing.

If you have a parent, child or sibling with pancreatic cancer, speak with your doctor to see if you should have genetic testing for inherited risk.

We can help you start the conversation that could save your life. Contact us to learn more about both types of tests.

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Family History Worksheet

Has your family been affected by pancreatic cancer or other types of cancer? Complete the worksheet to help you better understand your risk.

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Risk Assessment Test

There are several risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Could you be at higher risk? Take the test to learn more and get next steps.


For Patients

PanCAN strongly recommends that pancreatic cancer patients have biomarker testing of their tumor tissue, as well as genetic testing. Testing can help identify better treatment options and alert your family about inherited risk.

For Families

There are several risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Having a parent, child or sibling with pancreatic cancer may increase your risk. Genetic testing can tell you more. The more you know, the better prepared you are to take control of your future.


About Biomarker and Genetic Testing

Our Chief Science Officer Lynn Matrisian, PhD, MBA, breaks down the types of tests and answers common questions.

Read the Q&A

We can help you start the conversation about testing.
Contact us today.


Why I Took Control

Talking about testing can help you make the right decision for you. All month, we’ll share personal stories of patients and families who have had the conversation. Come back each week for a new story.

"I think every patient should get genetic testing. If you can get the right type of treatment from the get-go, chances are you’re going to have a much better outcome."

Nick Pifani, PanCAN Ambassador,
pancreatic cancer survivor

Want to know more?

Watch a recording of "Early Detection and Better Treatments: How Testing Plays a Critical Role" featuring expert researchers and a pancreatic cancer survivor sharing a personal experience.


Watch this video from the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) about the symptoms of pancreatic cancer. PanCAN is a proud founding partner and member of WPCC.


Thank You To Our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Sponsors

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Contact PanCAN Patient Services today for free one-on-one support, regardless of where you are on your journey.

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