The Québec Pancreas Cancer Study (QPCS) is enrolling patients and families affected by pancreatic cancer


The QPCS is a clinic-based study with the goal of characterizing the epidemiologic and hereditary factors associated with pancreatic cancer. Biospecimens are also being collected for biomarker, tumour biology, and cancer microenvironment investigations.

All patients with a diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma are eligible to participate. If there is a family history of pancreatic cancer, relatives of patients with pancreatic cancer may also participate. Patients and their relatives can be referred to the QPCS using our web site (

Study participants are asked to complete family and personal history questionnaires and to donate a blood or saliva sample. If a participant lives outside the Montreal area or is unable to attend the QPCS research clinic, collection of samples will be done at or close to the participant’s home. Only patients undergoing surgery at the McGill University Health Centre will be asked to donate a small portion of their resection specimen for tumour biology studies.

Each participant will have an opportunity to discuss the study with a QPCS genetic counsellor. The QPCS is affiliated with McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.  For more information, please see or contact Dr. George Zogopoulos (