Pancreatic rare tumours



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Understanding the technical and clinical meanings of the words present in this content is essential. In order to provide you with a reliable source of information about common terms used when talking about pancreatic tumours, we strongly suggest you consult the Pancreatic Cancer UK Glossary.


CT: Computed tomography

MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging

MRS: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy

PanNENs: Pancreatic NeuroEndocrine Neoplasms

PET: Positron emission tomography

RDs: Rare diseases

S4R: Share4Rare

SPN: Solid pseudo-papillary neoplasm

Revision history

This material has been produced by different specialists including an oncologist focused on paediatric pancreatic rare tumours of the Sant Joan de Déu children's hospital in Barcelona (Dr. Ofelia Cruz), and has been reviewed by different empowered caregivers of pancratic cancer patients: Jay Diamond, member of Pancreatic Cancer UK (UK); and others.

Last modified
30 December 2019