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The risk of pancreatic cancer in symptomatic patients in primary care: A large case-control study using electronic records

Abstract:

Background: Over 8000 new pancreatic cancers are diagnosed annually in the UK; most at an advanced stage, with only 3% 5-year survival. We aimed to identify and quantify the risk of pancreatic cancer for features in primary care. Methods: A case-control study using electronic primary care records identified and quantified the features of pancreatic cancer. Cases, aged ≥ 40 in the General Practice Research Database, UK, with primary pancreatic cancer were matched with controls on age, sex and ...

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10.1038/bjc.2012.190

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Stapley, S More by this author
Peters, TJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Cancer
Walter, FM More by this author
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Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Volume:
106
Issue:
12
Pages:
1940-1944
Publication date:
2012-06-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:00513cdc-a3b0-4f5d-b6df-37ca2288e241
Source identifiers:
340195
Local pid:
pubs:340195

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