" PancPro" as a tool for selecting families eligible for pancreatic cancer screening: An Italian study of incident cases

Giulia Leonardi, Santino Marchi, Massimo Falconi, Alessandro Zerbi, Valeria Ussia, Nicola De Bortoli, Franco Mosca, Silvano Presciuttini, Marco Del Chiaro

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Abstract

Background: PancPRO is a computer program that estimates the risk of pancreatic cancer for asymptomatic individuals based on a genetic model of susceptibility and the familial incidence of cancer. Aim: To evaluate the distribution of the familial risk in a series of incident cases of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Materials and methods: The lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer was calculated by PancPro for a hypothetical 40-year-old son of 570 consecutive probands with pancreatic cancer. Results: The 570 risk values were included between 1% and 13%. The distribution was bimodal, with the antimode located at risk. =. 7.5%. Considering a 10-fold risk over the general population as a threshold for including a subject in a surveillance program, 19 families (3.3%) would be selected, totalling 92 first-degree relatives with age >40 years. Conclusions: PancPro is a valid instrument to rank families based on risk of pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Familial risk
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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