Familial pancreatic adenocarcinoma: Screening with endoscopic ultrasound

Peggy Dunn, Kim Michael, Sherri Stevens

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Abstract

In the United States, pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of adult cancer mortality. Ten percent of cases of pancreatic cancer are hereditary. With earlier detection, the prognosis could, theoretically, be improved. Researchers are studying families with an increased incidence of pancreatic cancer to identify a population at high risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Endosonography or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is useful in imaging the pancreas, making early detection a possibility. EUS screening in patients with a history of this disease may help identify a precursor lesion to pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endosonography
  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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