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A case-control study comparing the incidence of early symptoms in pancreatic and biliary tract cancer.

Keane, MG; Horsfall, L; Rait, G; Pereira, SP; (2014) A case-control study comparing the incidence of early symptoms in pancreatic and biliary tract cancer. BMJ Open , 4 (11) , Article e005720. 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005720. Green open access

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Abstract

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and biliary tract cancers (BTC) are often diagnosed late and at an advanced stage. Population-based screening programmes do not exist and diagnosis is primarily dependent on symptom recognition. Recently symptom-based cancer decision support tools (CDSTs) have been introduced into primary care practices throughout the UK to support general practitioners (GPs) in identifying patients with suspected PDAC. However, future refinement of these tools to improve their diagnostic accuracy is likely to be necessary.

Type: Article
Title: A case-control study comparing the incidence of early symptoms in pancreatic and biliary tract cancer.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005720
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005720
Language: English
Additional information: PMCID: PMC4244441 This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Keywords: PRIMARY CARE
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1457350
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