Effect of Genes on Cancer Development

Two Cancers, One Gene. Why Some People in Families Develop Melanoma or Pancreas Cancer, While Still Others Never Develop Cancer.

Individuals who are affected with pancreas cancer and melanoma as well as those without either cancer who have been identified as 1st or 2nd degree relatives of family members with pancreas cancer and melanoma will be asked to participate. The participant will be asked to complete a survey about their health and family history of cancer and to give a blood sample for specific gene testing and storage for future research studies.The overall goal of this study is to understand the factors that increase susceptibility and expression of pancreatic cancer and melanoma in high risk families.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Two Cancers, One Gene