Familial Pancreatic Screening Program

In conjunction with the Austin Hospital and the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre, the Familial Pancreatic Screening Program in collaboration with the Garvan Institute is a screening trial supported by the Pancare Foundation.

Aims of the Study

The aim of the study is to identify and screen high-risk individuals using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to determine any small changes to the pancreas.


To be eligible to participate in this trial you need to follow the following criteria

  • People with two close relatives affected by pancreatic cancer on the same side (e.g. a parent and a sibling)
  • People who are known carriers of the BRCA2 gene and have a first-degree relative with pancreatic cancer
  • People with Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • People with Hereditary Pancreatitis

How do I become involved?

If you are unsure about your eligibility you can contact the Trials co-ordinator at Pancare on 1300 034 047 or email trials@pancare.org.au.

pdfClick here to read more about the program.

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