Screening for pancreatic cancer detects early-stage disease and improves survival
Full article: https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.22.00298?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed
A research study has shown that screening for pancreatic cancer in people with an inherited mutation or family history was able to detect early-stage pancreatic cancers and improve survival. These results will likely change pancreatic cancer screening guidelines for high-risk individuals (Posted 8/30/22)
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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Based on my inherited mutation or family history, do I have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer?
- Where can I find a clinic that has experience with screening for pancreatic cancer?
- At what age should I begin screening for pancreatic cancer?
- What are the risks and benefits of screening for pancreatic cancer?
- Will my health plan cover the costs of pancreatic cancer screening?
- Do I qualify for any pancreatic cancer screening clinical trials?
Open Clinical Trials
The following studies are looking at risk management for pancreatic cancer:
A number of other clinical trials for pancreatic cancer screening and prevention may be found here.
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.