Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm clinical trials at UCSF
1 research study open to eligible people
Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm is a condition where fluid-filled cysts grow in the pancreas. UCSF is currently conducting a clinical trial called "UCSF PANC Cyst Registry" for people who have pancreatic cysts. The goal is to better understand these cysts and their potential link to pancreatic cancer.
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Pancreatic cysts are found incidentally on 15-50% of CT and MRIs for all indications and their prevalence is increasing. Many of these cysts may be precursors to pancreatic cancer, and thus pose a substantial risk, however, the vast majority are benign. Increased detection of pancreatic cysts provides an opportunity to diagnose pancreatic malignancy at an early, curable stage yet also increases the potential to over-treat clinically insignificant lesions. This presents a clinical challenge to prevent unnecessary resection of indolent disease, with associated risks of infections, bleeding, diabetes, and costly disability. Unfortunately, there is little information on the epidemiology and natural history of pancreatic cysts to help guide management.
San Francisco, California