This is a roster devoted to the study of Pancreatic Cancer. Information is collected from families with multiple family members with pancreatic cancer or from an individual with pancreatic cancer diagnosed at a young age.

The roster serves as a resource for researchers studying the causes of pancreatic cancer as well as for researchers studying screening methods for pancreatic cancer. Individuals in the roster are eligible for pancreatic cancer research studies conducted at Indiana University or at other academic centers in the United States. Read our Information Sheet for more details.

Who is Eligible:
  • Families with two or more 1st-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer
  • Families with two or more 2nd-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer
  • A single individual with pancreatic cancer, age 60 years or younger.

First-degree relatives are parents, children and siblings.
Second-degree relatives are grandparents, grandchildren, aunts/uncles and nieces/nephews.

Who is Not Eligible:

  • Patients with islet cell tumors or other non-adenocarcinoma tumors
  • Patients with hereditary pancreatitis

What is Involved:

Participating in the roster involves providing family history information, relevant medical records and a blood sample for banking DNA. 

How to Participate:

Mailing Address: 
Cindy Hunter, Genetic Counselor
Medical and Molecular Genetics Department
Indiana University School of Medicine
975 W. Walnut St., #130
Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Once the forms are received, we will arrange for the blood sample. A kit will be mailed that contains the instructions, blood tubes, and Federal Express packaging for shipping the sample to us. There is no charge to you for shipping the blood sample. There may be a small charge for having the blood sample collected at your physician’s office.  The peripheral blood sample should be drawn by a qualified professional.

Questions: 317-944-3966. 



Department of Medical / Molecular Genetics
Indiana University School of Medicine
975 W. Walnut Street, #130
Indianapolis, IN 46202