Scientists continue to look into possible causes of pancreatic cancer, which are not yet fully understood. Research has shown that this form of cancer develops as a result of mutations in pancreatic cells, which cause them to divide uncontrollably and accumulate into a tumor. However, the cause of these mutations is still being investigated. At Moffitt Cancer Center, located just across the bridge from St. Petersburg, Florida, our team is dedicated to advancing research and knowledge of pancreatic cancer to develop new treatment options.
Some of the latest research is looking into pancreatic cancer causes that may be related to:
- Genetic traits that are passed down from a parent
- Environmental factors, such as exposure to radiation therapy
- Pancreatic inflammation that develops as a result of an underlying condition or a history of alcoholism
- Random events at the cellular level
Moffitt Cancer Center leads the way in cancer research and continues to advance and improve the treatment options available for pancreatic and various other types of cancer. In fact, Moffitt is the only cancer center based in Florida that has earned the recognition of being an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our robust clinical trials program continues to advance our understanding of pancreatic cancer causes so that we can offer the best possible treatment options. Patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and other nearby areas are welcome to visit Moffitt to participate in a clinical trial, if they qualify, or receive all of the diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services they need in a single, convenient location.
If you would like to discuss pancreatic cancer causes and the treatment options available at Moffitt, complete a new patient registration form online or call 1-888-663-3488. We welcome patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and do not require a referral to schedule an appointment.