Table 1

Summary of the distribution of cancers in relatives of pancreatic cancer patients according to tumour site*

Pancreas (n=185)EBSC (n=128)Other diagnoses† (n=318)
*Data obtained from questionnaire completed by patients.
†These diagnoses include: non-malignant diseases of the pancreas (n=166, including 119 chronic pancreatitis), benign biliary disorders (n=54), other benign pathologies (n=22), and other malignancies (n=47).
‡Percentage of cases.
¶Non-specified.
EBSC, extrabiliary system cancer.
Family history of cancer
    Unknown 20 5 31
    Yes 48 (30%)42 (34%) 74 (25%)
    No117 (70%)81 (66%)215 (75%)
Tumour site‡
    Stomach 7 7.3 5.9
    Breast 5 5.7 3.5
    Colorectal 4.2 3.3 2.1
    Lung+pleura 4.2 6.5 2.1
    Abdominal¶ 3.6 1.6 1.4
    Pancreas 1.8 0.8 1.0
    Liver+EBSC 1.8 5.7 1.4
    Oesophagus 1.8 0 0.7
    Prostate 1.8 0.8 1.7
    Unknown 1.8 4.9 3.1
    Head and neck 1.2 3.3 2.1
    Haematopoietic 1.2 1.6 2.1
    Bladder 1.2 0 0.35
    Brain 0.6 1.6 0.7
    Female genital 0.6 0.8 3.8
    Bone 0 0 1.0
    Skin 0 1.6 0
    Kidney 0 0.8 0.35
Total relatives with cancer 6557 96