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Awareness and uptake of family screening in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a young age.

Overview of attention for article published in Gastroenterology Research & Practice, January 2015
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Title
Awareness and uptake of family screening in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a young age.
Published in
Gastroenterology Research & Practice, January 2015
DOI 10.1155/2015/194931
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Hogan NM, Hanley M, Hogan AM, Sheehan M, McAnena OJ, Regan MP, Kerin MJ, Joyce MR

Abstract

Background. One-fifth of people who develop colorectal cancer (CRC) have a first-degree relative (FDR) also affected. There is a large disparity in guidelines for screening of relatives of patients with CRC. Herein we address awareness and uptake of family screening amongst patients diagnosed with CRC under age 60 and compare guidelines for screening. Study Design. Patients under age 60 who received surgical management for CRC between June 2009 and May 2012 were identified using pathology records and theatre logbooks. A telephone questionnaire was carried out to investigate family history and screening uptake among FDRs. Results. Of 317 patients surgically managed for CRC over the study period, 65 were under age 60 at diagnosis (8 deceased). The mean age was 51 (30-59). 66% had node positive disease. 25% had a family history of colorectal cancer in a FDR. While American and Canadian guidelines identified 100% of these patients as requiring screening, British guidelines advocated screening for only 40%. Of 324 FDRs, only 40.9% had been screened as a result of patient's diagnosis. Conclusions. Uptake of screening in FDRs of young patients with CRC is low. Increased education and uniformity of guidelines may improve screening uptake in this high-risk population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 27%
Student > Master 2 18%
Student > Bachelor 1 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 9%
Librarian 1 9%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 9%
Psychology 1 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 9%
Unknown 3 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2015.
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#3,389,852
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Outputs from Gastroenterology Research & Practice
#130
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#107,681
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Outputs of similar age from Gastroenterology Research & Practice
#6
of 9 outputs
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