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Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Who, Why and How?

Randall E. Brand, MD talks about suggestions and recommendations for Pancreatic Cancer patients, including information on recent hereditary studies and germline mutations.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify those patients who are candidates for pancreatic cancer surveillance.
  • Follow expert opinion to determine how a high-risk individual should be screened for pancreatic cancer.
  • Review the types of precursor lesions that develop into pancreatic cancer.

Reading Resources:

  1. International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium summit on the management of patients with increased risk for familial pancreatic cancer. Canto MI, Harinck F, Hruban RH, Offerhaus GJ, Poley JW, Kamel I, Nio Y, Schulick RS, Bassi C, Kluijt I, Levy MJ, Chak A, Fockens P, Goggins M, Bruno M; International Cancer of Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium. Gut. 2013 Mar;62(3):339-47. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-303108. Epub 2012 Nov 7
  2. Advances in counselling and surveillance of patients at risk for pancreatic cancer. Brand RE, Lerch MM, Rubinstein WS, Neoptolemos JP, Whitcomb DC, Hruban RH, Brentnall TA, Lynch HT, Canto MI; Participants of the Fourth International Symposium of Inherited Diseases of the Pancreas. Gut. 2007 Oct;56(10):1460-9
  3. Frequent detection of pancreatic lesions in asymptomatic high-risk individuals. Canto MI, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Kamel IR, Schulick R, Zhang Z, Topazian M, Takahashi N, Fletcher J, Petersen G, Klein AP, Axilbund J, Griffin C, Syngal S, Saltzman JR, Mortele KJ, Lee J, Tamm E, Vikram R, Bhosale P, Margolis D, Farrell J, Goggins M; American Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium. Gastroenterology. 2012 Apr;142(4):796-804;

Disclosures:

Dr. Randall E. Brand has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Ambry Genetics

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/10/2014 | Last Modified On: 10/5/2015 | Expires: 1/16/2018


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Randall E. Brand, MD

Randall E. Brand, MD Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave. Suite 409
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 623-3105
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