Five years of prospective screening of high-risk individuals from families with familial pancreatic cancer.

@article{Langer2009FiveYO,
  title={Five years of prospective screening of high-risk individuals from families with familial pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Peter Langer and Peter Herbert Kann and Volker Fendrich and Nils Habbe and Michael J. Schneider and Martin Sina and Emily Prentice Slater and Johannes T. Heverhagen and Thomas Matthias Gress and Matthias Rothmund and Detlef Klaus Bartsch},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={1410-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) accounts for approximately 3% of all pancreatic cancer (PC) cases. It has been suggested that high-risk individuals (HRIs) should be offered a screening programme. AIM To evaluate the diagnostic yield of a prospective screening programme in HRIs from families with FPC over a period of 5 years. METHODS HRIs of families with FPC of the National German Familial Pancreatic Cancer Registry (FaPaCa) were counselled and enrolled in a prospective, board… CONTINUE READING