Study

Integrated Genomic Analysis of Periampullary Tumors at The Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine (HGSC-BCM)

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000895 Cohort

Study Description

Adenocarcinomas arising in the complex environment of the ampulla of Vater constitute a histopathological heterogenous group, presumably originating from the different epithelial cellular constituents present at the site: pancreas, bile duct, and intestinal duodenum. These tumors have been described in many different ways: intra-ampullary, periampullary, intra-ampullary papillary-tubular neoplasm, ampullary-ductal, periampullary-duodenal, and ampullary-not otherwise specified. These varied classifications reflect the difficulty in classifying these tumors into specific groups. Only the tumors clearly localized in the bile duct or duodenum are identified as distal cholangiocarcinomas (CAC) or duodenal adenocarcinomas (DUOAC). The current classification is based on macroscopic features that may distinguish the epithelium of origin, microscopic features, clinicopathological criteria, histopathology and expression of differential markers. This classification is subjective and prone to inter-observer variability and significantly impacts on treatment selection and therapeutic ... (Show More)

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dbGaP phs000895

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