Introduction: Incidence of NETs is quoted to be 2/100,000 with approximately 25% being tumors of the midgut, (0.5/100,000). Incidence is increasing. However, this may be in part due to improved diagnosis but it is also thought to be a true increase.
Aim(s): To establish incidence and prevalence of MGC in NI and to identify trends over 25 years.
Materials and methods: We have interrogated the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, NET specialist clinic registry, pathology laboratory reports and clinical chemistry laboratory reports, and clinical records to identify patients diagnosed with MGC diagnosed or current between 1/1/1988 and 31/12/2012. Diagnosis using pathology reports or using biomarkers with syndrome and/or positive somatostatin scintigraphy was accepted. Population in NI 1988-2012 has been obtained from population census data.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Registries, nationwide and regional surveys
Presenting Author: Professor Joy E Ardill
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