types of pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer is a term which includes both exocrine and endocrine tumours:

  • pancreatic exocrine cancers
    • adenocarcinoma
    • acinar cell carcinoma
    • adenosquamous carcinoma
    • giant cell tumour
    • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN)
    • mucinous cystadenocarcinoma
    • pancreatoblastoma
    • serous cystadenocarcinoma
    • solid and pseudopapillary tumours

  • pancreatic endocrine cancers (pancreatic neuroendrocrine tumours)
    • gastrinoma
    • glucagonoma
    • insulinoma
    • nonfunctional islet cell tumour
    • somatostatinoma
    • vasoactive intestinal peptide releasing tumour (VIPoma)


Last reviewed 06/2022