The Yield of First-Time Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Screening Individuals at a High Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer

@article{Poley2009TheYO,
  title={The Yield of First-Time Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Screening Individuals at a High Risk of Developing Pancreatic Cancer},
  author={Jan Werner Poley and Irma Kluijt and Dirk. J. Gouma and Femme Harinck and Amy M. Wagner and C Aalfs and Casper H. J. van Eijck and Annemieke Cats and Ernst J Kuipers and Y. C. Nio and Paul A Fockens and Marco J Bruno},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={2175-2181}
}
OBJECTIVES:Approximately 10–15% of all pancreatic cancers (PCs) may be hereditary in origin. We investigated the use of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the screening of individuals at high risk for developing PC. In this paper the results of first-time screening with EUS are presented.METHODS:Those eligible for screening in this study were first-degree family members of affected individuals from familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) families, mutation carriers of PC-prone hereditary syndromes… CONTINUE READING