Family History in Prostate Cancer Patients in Taiwan
Prostate Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Prostatic Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Prostatic neoplasms, Family history
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Defined Population, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Overall Status
To investigate the prevalence of family history in prostate cancer patients in Taiwan and evaluate the association of variation of diseases and family history
Detailed Description
We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of prostate cancer patients at NTUH from 1978 to 2002. The initial presentations, systemic diseases, smoking habits, clinical stages, Gleason scores, pathological stages, treatments, and outcome were recorded. Post-hoc questionnaires were completed with OPD visits, admission visits, telephone interviews and mails. The questionnaires included the family histories of prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, hepatoma and so on. If patients is passed away, the first degree relatives will fill the vacant position. The prevalence of family histories of prostate cancers in these patients was determined. The associations of family histories and clinical presentations were analyzed. Besides, the characteristics of patients with and without responses were discussed.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Male
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Prostate cancer patients who were recorded at National Taiwan University Hospital from 1977 to 2002.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients or their family who refused our contact or were unable to be contacted
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Yeong-Shiau Pu, MD, PhD - 886-2-23123456 -
Start Date
May 2004
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Taiwan University Hospital
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