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Improving the ascertainment of families at high risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective GP register study.

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BACKGROUND: Screening for colorectal cancer is effective in family members with a high risk of this condition, owing to single gene mutations. However, it is not known which is the most effective method of ascertaining these families at high risk. AIMS: To investigate whether a case-finding approach using computerised general practitioner (GP) registers would improve the ascertainment of families at high risk of colorectal cancer due to family history. DESIGN OF STUDY: Prospective GP registe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Cancer
Chapman, C More by this author
Mortensen, N More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
54
Issue:
501
Pages:
267-271
Publication date:
2004-04-05
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:c519cd46-0347-494a-91bc-d3517abcc51b
Source identifiers:
116133
Local pid:
pubs:116133

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