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2011-09-01 12:16:32

UT Southwestern Medical Center has developed a new lifesaving genetic screening program for families at high risk of contracting colorectal cancer, a deadly yet highly preventable form of cancer. The joint effort between UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital allows doctors to screen the tumors of colorectal cancer patients younger than 70, and uterine cancer patients younger than 55, to determine if there is a high risk for a genetic cancer predisposition syndrome. If a...

2011-07-19 12:32:44

Screening every new colon cancer patient for a particular familial disorder extends lives at a reasonable cost, say Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The team hopes the results will encourage more medical centers to adopt widespread screening policies. Approximately 3 to 5 percent of colorectal tumors are caused by a heritable condition called Lynch syndrome, which greatly increases the odds of colon and other cancers in a person's lifetime. Siblings and children of someone...

2011-07-19 07:41:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Screening every new colon cancer patient for a particular familial disorder extends lives at a reasonable cost, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers said. The team hopes the results will encourage more medical centers to adopt widespread screening policies. Approximately 3 to 5 percent of colorectal tumors are caused by a heritable condition called Lynch syndrome, which greatly increases the odds of colon and other cancers in a person's lifetime. Siblings...

2011-06-06 13:54:51

Among various genetic mutations for individuals with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cancer syndrome that carries a high risk of colon cancer and an above-normal risk of other cancers, researchers have identified mutations associated with a lower cancer risk and mutations associated with an increased risk for ovarian and endometrial cancer, according to a study in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on cancer. The study is being published early online to coincide with the American Society of...

2011-05-18 15:19:22

Mayo Clinic has developed a screening procedure that could dramatically increase testing for Lynch syndrome (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lynch-syndrome/DS00669), a hereditary genetic disorder that raises cancer risk, particularly for colorectal cancer. An estimated 3 percent of colon cancers can be attributed to Lynch syndrome. At least 80 percent of people with Lynch syndrome develop colorectal cancer (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cancer/DS00035), many of them before age 50....

2011-03-25 00:00:30

Survivors, Previvors, Caretakers, Supporters and Governors Stand United Against Lynch Syndrome Inherited Cancers and in order to protect families and save lives. Vacacille, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 State leaders, including the Governors of Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana and Alabama, have joined a nationwide public awareness campaign by proclaiming March 30, 2011, Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancers Public Awareness Day. "We are touched and humbled by the recognition,...

2009-12-23 14:37:07

People carrying the germ-line MSH6 mutation are at high risk by age 80 years for colorectal and endometrial cancers and any cancer associated with Lynch syndrome, according to a new study published online December 22 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It is known that mutations in MSH6 account for 10%-20% of Lynch syndrome, which causes colorectal and other cancers, but less is know about the cumulative cancer risks for mutation carriers. In this study, members of the Colon...

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2009-09-21 14:05:00

Beginning a daily aspirin regimen could cut a person's colon cancer risk in half, researchers reported on Monday. In a study led by John Burn of the Institute of Human Genetics at Newcastle University in Britain, researchers found that people with Lynch syndrome "“ a genetic disorder that adds to their risk of certain types of cancer "“ could benefit from a daily dose of aspirin. Lynch syndrome accounts for about 5 percent of all colon cancers, according to the Associated Press....

2006-01-18 20:45:22

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Women genetically predisposed to two types of reproductive cancer can virtually end that risk by having their uterus and ovaries removed once they are done having children, a study showed on Wednesday. The genetic disorder, known as Lynch syndrome, is found in one of every 1,000 people. Women who carry the defect have a 60 percent chance of developing endometrial cancer, a disease of the lining of the uterus, in their lifetime. The risk for women...

2006-01-18 20:45:00

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Women genetically predisposed to two types of reproductive cancer can virtually end that risk by having their uterus and ovaries removed once they are done having children, a study showed on Wednesday. The genetic disorder, known as Lynch syndrome, is found in one of every 1,000 people. Women who carry the defect have a 60 percent chance of developing endometrial cancer, a disease of the lining of the uterus, in their lifetime. The risk for women without the...


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