Long-term positive psychological outcomes in an Australian pancreatic cancer screening program

AbstractScreening for pancreatic cancer (PC) in high-risk groups aimed to detect early cancers is currently done only in the research setting, and data on psychological outcomes of screening in these populations is scarce. To determine the psychological impact of a national Australian pancreatic screening program, a prospective study was conducted using validated psychological measures: impact of events scale (IES), psychological consequences questionnaire (PCQ) and the cancer worry scale. Measures were administered at baseline, 1-month and at 1-year post-enrolment and correlations with abnormal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) results were calculated. Over a 6-year period, 102 participants were recruited to the screening program. Thirty-nine patients (38.2%) had an abnormal endoscopic ultrasound, and two patients (2.0%) were diagnosed with PC and two with other malignancies. Those with a personal history of cancer or a positive BRCA2 mutation demonstrated significantly increased worry about developing other types of cancer at baseline (p  
Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Condition:   Pancreatic Cancer Intervention:   Procedure: Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate Sponsor:   Assiut University Recruiting
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Source: Current Diabetes Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Curr Diabetes Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Scientific Article Source Type: research
Authors: Liu L, Huang X, Li X, Ma L, Zhao X, Yang X Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic value of ultrasound combined with computed tomography (CT) in pancreatic cancer. METHODS: 312 patients with pancreatic lesions treated in the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University were retrospectively analyzed, including 217 patients definitely diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 95 patients diagnosed with pancreatitis. A hundred and one patients with ultrasonic diagnosis were enrolled into the ultrasound group, 98 patients with CT diagnosis were enrolled into CT group, and 113 patients undergoing ultrasound...
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
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