Knowledge of and Practice Patterns for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes in Korean Surgical Residents

@inproceedings{Park2013KnowledgeOA,
  title={Knowledge of and Practice Patterns for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes in Korean Surgical Residents},
  author={JangHo Park and Soo Young Lee and Duck-Woo Kim and Sung Bum Kang and Seung-Yong Jeong and Kyu Joo Park},
  booktitle={Annals of coloproctology},
  year={2013}
}
PURPOSE Obtaining a detailed family history through detailed pedigree is essential in recognizing hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC) syndromes. This study was performed to assess the current knowledge and practice patterns of surgery residents regarding familial risk of CRC. METHODS A questionnaire survey was performed to evaluate the knowledge and the level of recognition for analyses of family histories and hereditary CRC syndromes in 62 residents of the Department of Surgery, Seoul… CONTINUE READING

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Most of them could diagnose hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer and recommend an appropriate colonoscopy surveillance schedule ; however , only 19% knew that cancer surveillance guidelines differed according to the family history .
Most of our residents lacked knowledge of cancer genetics , such as causative genes , and diagnostic methods , including microsatellite instability test , and indicated a desire and need for more education regarding hereditary cancer and genetic testing during residency .
Most of our residents lacked knowledge of cancer genetics , such as causative genes , and diagnostic methods , including microsatellite instability test , and indicated a desire and need for more education regarding hereditary cancer and genetic testing during residency .
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