Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis: A group of autosomal-dominant inherited diseases in which COLON CANCER arises in discrete adenomas. Unlike FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI with hundreds of polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms occur much later, in the fourth and fifth decades. HNPCC has been associated with germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes. It has been subdivided into Lynch syndrome I or site-specific colonic cancer, and LYNCH SYNDROME II which includes extracolonic cancer.Colorectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ULCERATIVE COLITIS; FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI; exposure to ASBESTOS; and irradiation of the CERVIX UTERI.MutS Homolog 2 Protein: MutS homolog 2 protein is found throughout eukaryotes and is a homolog of the MUTS DNA MISMATCH-BINDING PROTEIN. It plays an essential role in meiotic RECOMBINATION and DNA REPAIR of mismatched NUCLEOTIDES.Adenoma: A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Colonoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.Base Pair Mismatch: The presence of an uncomplimentary base in double-stranded DNA caused by spontaneous deamination of cytosine or adenine, mismatching during homologous recombination, or errors in DNA replication. Multiple, sequential base pair mismatches lead to formation of heteroduplex DNA; (NUCLEIC ACID HETERODUPLEXES).Microsatellite Repeats: A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing: A broad category of carrier proteins that play a role in SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION. They generally contain several modular domains, each of which having its own binding activity, and act by forming complexes with other intracellular-signaling molecules. Signal-transducing adaptor proteins lack enzyme activity, however their activity can be modulated by other signal-transducing enzymesGerm-Line Mutation: Any detectable and heritable alteration in the lineage of germ cells. Mutations in these cells (i.e., "generative" cells ancestral to the gametes) are transmitted to progeny while those in somatic cells are not.Colonic Polyps: Discrete tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the COLON. These POLYPS are connected to the wall of the colon either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.Pneumoradiography: Radiography using air, oxygen, or some other gas as a contrast medium.DNA Mismatch Repair: A DNA repair pathway involved in correction of errors introduced during DNA replication when an incorrect base, which cannot form hydrogen bonds with the corresponding base in the parent strand, is incorporated into the daughter strand. Excinucleases recognize the BASE PAIR MISMATCH and cause a segment of polynucleotide chain to be excised from the daughter strand, thereby removing the mismatched base. (from Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2001)Neoplasm Proteins: Proteins whose abnormal expression (gain or loss) are associated with the development, growth, or progression of NEOPLASMS. Some neoplasm proteins are tumor antigens (ANTIGENS, NEOPLASM), i.e. they induce an immune reaction to their tumor. Many neoplasm proteins have been characterized and are used as tumor markers (BIOMARKERS, TUMOR) when they are detectable in cells and body fluids as monitors for the presence or growth of tumors. Abnormal expression of ONCOGENE PROTEINS is involved in neoplastic transformation, whereas the loss of expression of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR PROTEINS is involved with the loss of growth control and progression of the neoplasm.DNA Repair: The reconstruction of a continuous two-stranded DNA molecule without mismatch from a molecule which contained damaged regions. The major repair mechanisms are excision repair, in which defective regions in one strand are excised and resynthesized using the complementary base pairing information in the intact strand; photoreactivation repair, in which the lethal and mutagenic effects of ultraviolet light are eliminated; and post-replication repair, in which the primary lesions are not repaired, but the gaps in one daughter duplex are filled in by incorporation of portions of the other (undamaged) daughter duplex. Excision repair and post-replication repair are sometimes referred to as "dark repair" because they do not require light.Nuclear Proteins: Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.Genetic Testing: Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.Carrier Proteins: Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.Proto-Oncogene Proteins: Products of proto-oncogenes. Normally they do not have oncogenic or transforming properties, but are involved in the regulation or differentiation of cell growth. They often have protein kinase activity.DNA-Binding Proteins: Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.Sebaceous Gland NeoplasmsDNA Mutational Analysis: Biochemical identification of mutational changes in a nucleotide sequence.DNA Repair Enzymes: Enzymes that are involved in the reconstruction of a continuous two-stranded DNA molecule without mismatch from a molecule, which contained damaged regions.Microsatellite Instability: The occurrence of highly polymorphic mono- and dinucleotide MICROSATELLITE REPEATS in somatic cells. It is a form of genome instability associated with defects in DNA MISMATCH REPAIR.Adenocarcinoma: A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.Genetic Counseling: An educational process that provides information and advice to individuals or families about a genetic condition that may affect them. The purpose is to help individuals make informed decisions about marriage, reproduction, and other health management issues based on information about the genetic disease, the available diagnostic tests, and management programs. Psychosocial support is usually offered.Endometrial Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of ENDOMETRIUM, the mucous lining of the UTERUS. These neoplasms can be benign or malignant. Their classification and grading are based on the various cell types and the percent of undifferentiated cells.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.DNA, Neoplasm: DNA present in neoplastic tissue.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Colonic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the COLON.Neoplasms, Multiple Primary: Two or more abnormal growths of tissue occurring simultaneously and presumed to be of separate origin. The neoplasms may be histologically the same or different, and may be found in the same or different sites.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Genes, bcl-1: The B-cell leukemia/lymphoma-1 genes, associated with various neoplasms when overexpressed. Overexpression results from the t(11;14) translocation, which is characteristic of mantle zone-derived B-cell lymphomas. The human c-bcl-1 gene is located at 11q13 on the long arm of chromosome 11.Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.Rectal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the RECTUM.Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational: Variation in a population's DNA sequence that is detected by determining alterations in the conformation of denatured DNA fragments. Denatured DNA fragments are allowed to renature under conditions that prevent the formation of double-stranded DNA and allow secondary structure to form in single stranded fragments. These fragments are then run through polyacrylamide gels to detect variations in the secondary structure that is manifested as an alteration in migration through the gels.Genetic Predisposition to Disease: A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary: The condition of a pattern of malignancies within a family, but not every individual's necessarily having the same neoplasm. Characteristically the tumor tends to occur at an earlier than average age, individuals may have more than one primary tumor, the tumors may be multicentric, usually more than 25 percent of the individuals in direct lineal descent from the proband are affected, and the cancer predisposition in these families behaves as an autosomal dominant trait with about 60 percent penetrance.Intestinal Mucosa: Lining of the INTESTINES, consisting of an inner EPITHELIUM, a middle LAMINA PROPRIA, and an outer MUSCULARIS MUCOSAE. In the SMALL INTESTINE, the mucosa is characterized by a series of folds and abundance of absorptive cells (ENTEROCYTES) with MICROVILLI.Colon: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.Frameshift Mutation: A type of mutation in which a number of NUCLEOTIDES deleted from or inserted into a protein coding sequence is not divisible by three, thereby causing an alteration in the READING FRAMES of the entire coding sequence downstream of the mutation. These mutations may be induced by certain types of MUTAGENS or may occur spontaneously.Early Detection of Cancer: Methods to identify and characterize cancer in the early stages of disease and predict tumor behavior.DNA, Satellite: Highly repetitive DNA sequences found in HETEROCHROMATIN, mainly near centromeres. They are composed of simple sequences (very short) (see MINISATELLITE REPEATS) repeated in tandem many times to form large blocks of sequence. Additionally, following the accumulation of mutations, these blocks of repeats have been repeated in tandem themselves. The degree of repetition is on the order of 1000 to 10 million at each locus. Loci are few, usually one or two per chromosome. They were called satellites since in density gradients, they often sediment as distinct, satellite bands separate from the bulk of genomic DNA owing to a distinct BASE COMPOSITION.Adenomatous Polyposis Coli: A polyposis syndrome due to an autosomal dominant mutation of the APC genes (GENES, APC) on CHROMOSOME 5. The syndrome is characterized by the development of hundreds of ADENOMATOUS POLYPS in the COLON and RECTUM of affected individuals by early adulthood.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Tumor Markers, Biological: Molecular products metabolized and secreted by neoplastic tissue and characterized biochemically in cells or body fluids. They are indicators of tumor stage and grade as well as useful for monitoring responses to treatment and predicting recurrence. Many chemical groups are represented including hormones, antigens, amino and nucleic acids, enzymes, polyamines, and specific cell membrane proteins and lipids.Duodenal Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the DUODENUM.Exons: The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.Neoplasm Staging: Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.Age of Onset: The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Chromosomes, Human, Pair 2: A specific pair of human chromosomes in group A (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 1-3) of the human chromosome classification.Mutation, Missense: A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)Adenosine Triphosphatases: A group of enzymes which catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP. The hydrolysis reaction is usually coupled with another function such as transporting Ca(2+) across a membrane. These enzymes may be dependent on Ca(2+), Mg(2+), anions, H+, or DNA.Neoplasms, Second Primary: Abnormal growths of tissue that follow a previous neoplasm but are not metastases of the latter. The second neoplasm may have the same or different histological type and can occur in the same or different organs as the previous neoplasm but in all cases arises from an independent oncogenic event. The development of the second neoplasm may or may not be related to the treatment for the previous neoplasm since genetic risk or predisposing factors may actually be the cause.DNA Methylation: Addition of methyl groups to DNA. DNA methyltransferases (DNA methylases) perform this reaction using S-ADENOSYLMETHIONINE as the methyl group donor.Neoplasm Invasiveness: Ability of neoplasms to infiltrate and actively destroy surrounding tissue.Genetic Markers: A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Genomic Instability: An increased tendency of the GENOME to acquire MUTATIONS when various processes involved in maintaining and replicating the genome are dysfunctional.Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Carcinoma: A malignant neoplasm made up of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissues and give rise to metastases. It is a histological type of neoplasm but is often wrongly used as a synonym for "cancer." (From Dorland, 27th ed)Polymorphism, Genetic: The regular and simultaneous occurrence in a single interbreeding population of two or more discontinuous genotypes. The concept includes differences in genotypes ranging in size from a single nucleotide site (POLYMORPHISM, SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE) to large nucleotide sequences visible at a chromosomal level.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in neoplastic tissue.Colorectal Surgery: A surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and abnormalities of the COLON; RECTUM; and ANAL CANAL.Point Mutation: A mutation caused by the substitution of one nucleotide for another. This results in the DNA molecule having a change in a single base pair.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Receptors, Transforming Growth Factor beta: Cell-surface proteins that bind transforming growth factor beta and trigger changes influencing the behavior of cells. Two types of transforming growth factor receptors have been recognized. They differ in affinity for different members of the transforming growth factor beta family and in cellular mechanisms of action.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Promoter Regions, Genetic: DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.Pancreatic Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the PANCREAS. Depending on the types of ISLET CELLS present in the tumors, various hormones can be secreted: GLUCAGON from PANCREATIC ALPHA CELLS; INSULIN from PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and SOMATOSTATIN from the SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS. Most are malignant except the insulin-producing tumors (INSULINOMA).Sequence Deletion: Deletion of sequences of nucleic acids from the genetic material of an individual.Asian Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the southeastern and eastern areas of the Asian continent.Liver Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the LIVER.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Fungal Proteins: Proteins found in any species of fungus.Tumor Cells, Cultured: Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous: Neoplasms containing cyst-like formations or producing mucin or serum.Sigmoidoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the sigmoid flexure.Adenomatous Polyps: Benign neoplasms derived from glandular epithelium. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous: An adenocarcinoma producing mucin in significant amounts. (From Dorland, 27th ed)Fluorouracil: A pyrimidine analog that is an antineoplastic antimetabolite. It interferes with DNA synthesis by blocking the THYMIDYLATE SYNTHETASE conversion of deoxyuridylic acid to thymidylic acid.Neoplasm Metastasis: The transfer of a neoplasm from one organ or part of the body to another remote from the primary site.Skin Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the SKIN.Intestinal Polyps: Discrete abnormal tissue masses that protrude into the lumen of the INTESTINE. A polyp is attached to the intestinal wall either by a stalk, pedunculus, or by a broad base.Organoplatinum Compounds: Organic compounds which contain platinum as an integral part of the molecule.

Genomic structure and alterations of homeobox gene CDX2 in colorectal carcinomas. (1/735)

Expression of CDX2, a caudal-related homeobox gene, was found to be decreased in colorectal carcinomas. Heterozygous null mutant mice as to Cdx2 develop multiple intestinal adenomatous polyps. To clarify the role of CDX2 in colorectal carcinogenesis, we determined its genomic structure, and searched for mutations of CDX2 in 49 sporadic colorectal carcinomas and ten hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancers (HNPCC) without microsatellite instability. None of them exhibited a mutation. We further examined 19 HNPCC carcinomas with microsatellite instability for mutations in a (G)7 repeat site within CDX2. One of them (5.3%) exhibited one G insertion. Loss of heterozygosity was observed in 2 of the 20 (10%) informative sporadic carcinomas, and in one of the three (33.3%) informative HNPCC cancers. These data indicate that CDX2 may play only a minor role in colorectal carcinogenesis.  (+info)

The interaction of the human MutL homologues in hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer. (2/735)

Germline mutations in two human mismatch repair (MMR) genes, hMSH2 and hMLH1, appear to account for approximately 70% of the common cancer susceptibility syndrome hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Although the hMLH1 protein has been found to copurify with another MMR protein hPMS2 as a heterodimer, their function in MMR is unknown. In this study, we have identified the physical interaction regions of both hMLH1 with hPMS2. We then examined the effects of hMLH1 missense alterations found in HNPCC kindreds for their interaction with hPMS2. Four of these missense alterations (L574P, K616Delta, R659P, and A681T) displayed >95% reduction in binding to hPMS2. Two additional missense alterations (K618A and K618T) displayed a >85% reduction in binding to hPMS2, whereas three missense alterations (S44F, V506A, and E578G) displayed 25-65% reduction in binding to hPMS2. Interestingly, two HNPCC missense alterations (Q542L and L582V) contained within the consensus interaction region displayed no effect on interaction with hPMS2, suggesting that they may affect other functions of hMLH1. These data confirm that functional deficiencies in the interaction of hMLH1 with hPMS2 are associated with HNPCC as well as suggest that other unknown functional alteration of the human MutL homologues may lead to tumorigenesis in HNPCC kindreds.  (+info)

A common MSH2 mutation in English and North American HNPCC families: origin, phenotypic expression, and sex specific differences in colorectal cancer. (3/735)

The frequency, origin, and phenotypic expression of a germline MSH2 gene mutation previously identified in seven kindreds with hereditary non-polyposis cancer syndrome (HNPCC) was investigated. The mutation (A-->T at nt943+3) disrupts the 3' splice site of exon 5 leading to the deletion of this exon from MSH2 mRNA and represents the only frequent MSH2 mutation so far reported. Although this mutation was initially detected in four of 33 colorectal cancer families analysed from eastern England, more extensive analysis has reduced the frequency to four of 52 (8%) English HNPCC kindreds analysed. In contrast, the MSH2 mutation was identified in 10 of 20 (50%) separately identified colorectal families from Newfoundland. To investigate the origin of this mutation in colorectal cancer families from England (n=4), Newfoundland (n=10), and the United States (n=3), haplotype analysis using microsatellite markers linked to MSH2 was performed. Within the English and US families there was little evidence for a recent common origin of the MSH2 splice site mutation in most families. In contrast, a common haplotype was identified at the two flanking markers (CA5 and D2S288) in eight of the Newfoundland families. These findings suggested a founder effect within Newfoundland similar to that reported by others for two MLH1 mutations in Finnish HNPCC families. We calculated age related risks of all, colorectal, endometrial, and ovarian cancers in nt943+3 A-->T MSH2 mutation carriers (n=76) for all patients and for men and women separately. For both sexes combined, the penetrances at age 60 years for all cancers and for colorectal cancer were 0.86 and 0.57, respectively. The risk of colorectal cancer was significantly higher (p<0.01) in males than females (0.63 v 0.30 and 0.84 v 0.44 at ages 50 and 60 years, respectively). For females there was a high risk of endometrial cancer (0.5 at age 60 years) and premenopausal ovarian cancer (0.2 at 50 years). These intersex differences in colorectal cancer risks have implications for screening programmes and for attempts to identify colorectal cancer susceptibility modifiers.  (+info)

Cytotoxic and mutagenic response of mismatch repair-defective human cancer cells exposed to a food-associated heterocyclic amine. (4/735)

The cytotoxic and mutagenic effects of 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo-[4,5-b]-pyridine (PhIP), a food-associated heterocyclic amine, were measured in three human cancer cell lines possessing different mismatch repair (MMR) defects and in matched cell lines corrected for the MMR deficiencies by specific chromosome transfer. Cells deficient in MMR were more resistant to PhIP-induced cytotoxicity and displayed approximately 3-fold more induced mutations at the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase locus. These results suggest that defects in MMR carried by patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome may result in enhanced sensitivity to certain dietary and environmental carcinogens such as PhIP.  (+info)

Mismatch repair gene defects contribute to the genetic basis of double primary cancers of the colorectum and endometrium. (5/735)

Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a dominantly inherited cancer syndrome caused by germline defects of mismatch repair (MMR) genes. Endometrial cancer is the most common extracolonic neoplasm in HNPCC and is the primary clinical manifestation of the syndrome in some families. The cumulative incidence of endometrial cancer among HNPCC mutation carriers is high, estimated to be from 22 to 43%. We hypothesized that women with double primary cancers of the colorectum and endometrium are likely to be members of HNPCC families. In order to determine how frequently HNPCC manifests in the context of double primary cancers, we examined alterations of two MMR genes, hMSH2 and hMLH1, in 40 unrelated women affected with double primary cancers. These cases were identified using hospital-based and population-based cancer registries in Ontario, Canada. MMR gene mutations were screened by single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis and confirmed by direct sequencing. Eighteen percent (seven of 40) were found to harbor mutations of one of the two MMR genes. Analysis of colorectal and/or endometrial tumors of mutation-negative probands found microsatellite instability in seven of 20 cases. Six of seven mutation-positive probands had strong family histories suggestive of HNPCC. First degree relatives of mutation-positive probands had a very high relative risk (RR) of colorectal cancer (RR = 8.1, CI 3. 5-15.9) and endometrial cancer (RR = 23.8, CI 6.4-61.0). The relative risk of mutation-negative cases was 2.8 (CI 1.7-4.5) for colorectal cancer and 5.4 (CI 2.0-11.7) for endometrial cancer. We recommend that all double primary patients with cancers at these sites should have a genetic evaluation, including molecular analysis for HNPCC where appropriate.  (+info)

Attitudes toward colon cancer gene testing: factors predicting test uptake. (6/735)

OBJECTIVES: Genetic discoveries in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) have made possible genetic testing to determine susceptibility to this form of colorectal cancer (CRC). This study measured the uptake of genetic testing for HNPCC among first-degree relatives of CRC patients and conducted a preliminary analysis of the predictors of test uptake. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared 77 test acceptors and 181 decliners on demographic, medical history, and psychological characteristics, controlling for distance from the testing center. The psychological factors studied were risk perception for CRC, frequency of cancer thoughts, and perceived ability to cope with unfavorable genetic information. RESULTS: In the final regression model, after accounting for all variables, the significant predictors of test uptake were increased risk perception, greater perceived confidence in ability to cope with unfavorable genetic information, more frequent cancer thoughts, and having had at least one colonoscopy. The association between risk perception and uptake was dependent on frequency of cancer thoughts. Among those who thought about getting CRC more often, the probability of testing increased as perceived risk increased to approximately 50% likelihood of getting CRC and then leveled off. In contrast, among those who never or rarely thought about getting CRC, risk perception was unrelated to testing decision. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings are consistent with the associations reported between psychological factors and other cancer screening behaviors.  (+info)

Intention to learn results of genetic testing for hereditary colon cancer. (7/735)

INTRODUCTION: This report investigates the correlates of intention to find out genetic test results in colorectal cancer patients undergoing genetic counseling and testing for hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer. Specifically, we investigated whether intention to learn genetic test results was associated with sociodemographic factors, medical history, psychosocial factors, attitudes, beliefs, and decisional considerations related to genetic testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 342 colorectal cancer patients who went through an informed consent process and gave blood for genetic testing and who were eligible for a psychosocial questionnaire study, 269 cases completed a baseline interview. Patients were contacted in person during a routine clinic visit or by letter and follow-up telephone call and were interviewed either in person or by telephone. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, intention to learn test results was positively associated with income, quality of life, a belief that being tested will help family members prevent cancer, being worried about carrying an altered gene, and a belief that one has the ability to cope with test results. It was negatively associated with a belief that genetic counseling is too much trouble relative to the benefits. Intention also was positively associated with scales measuring the pros of learning test results and the pros of informing relatives about test results; it was negatively associated with the cons of learning test results. In multivariable analysis, the belief that testing would help family members prevent cancer, being worried about carrying an altered gene, and the pros of learning test results remained statistically associated with intention when other variables were included in the model. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings showed that the positive aspects of genetic testing were more strongly associated with intention than were the negative aspects. They also showed that persons who stated an intention to learn their genetic test results were more likely than persons who did not to affirm both the benefits and the importance of such testing. These results are consistent with the literature on psychosocial aspects of genetic testing for breast cancer.  (+info)

Methylation of CpG in a small region of the hMLH1 promoter invariably correlates with the absence of gene expression. (8/735)

Microsatellite instability (MSI) has been described in tumors from patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, sporadic colorectal cancer, and other types of cancers. MSI is caused by the dysfunction of mismatch repairs genes. Loss of expression and mutation in one of the major mismatch repair genes, hMLH1, and the methylation of CpG sites in its promoter occur frequently in primary tumors and cell lines of colorectal cancer with MSI. To understand the mechanisms involved in the silencing of hMLH1 expression by methylation, we examined the methylation status of all CpG sites in the hMLH1 promoter in 24 colorectal cancer cell lines by the NaHSO3-sequencing method. We identified a small proximal region (-248 to -178, relative to the transcription start site) in the promoter in which the methylation status invariably correlates with the lack of hMLH1 expression. This correlation was further supported by the observation that cell lines that showed methylation-suppressed hMLH1 expression can be induced to reexpress hMLH1 by a methyl transferase inhibitor, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, and the small region that we identified exhibited significant demethylation in all cell lines examined.  (+info)

*List of MeSH codes (C04)

... sigmoid neoplasms MeSH C04.588.274.476.411.307.190 --- colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C04.588.274.476. ... cecal neoplasms MeSH C04.588.274.476.411.184.290 --- appendiceal neoplasms MeSH C04.588.274.476.411.307 --- colorectal ... nose neoplasms MeSH C04.588.149.721.656 --- orbital neoplasms MeSH C04.588.149.721.828 --- skull base neoplasms MeSH C04.588. ... anal gland neoplasms MeSH C04.588.274.476.411.445 --- duodenal neoplasms MeSH C04.588.274.476.411.501 --- ileal neoplasms MeSH ...

*List of MeSH codes (C06)

... colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C06.301.371.411.307.790 --- rectal neoplasms MeSH C06.301.371.411.307.790. ... colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C06.405.249.411.307.790 --- rectal neoplasms MeSH C06.405.249.411.307.790. ... colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C06.405.469.491.307.790 --- rectal neoplasms MeSH C06.405.469.491.307.790. ... sigmoid neoplasms MeSH C06.405.469.158.356.190 --- colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C06.405.469.158.587 --- ...

*List of MeSH codes (C18)

... colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C18.452.284.280 --- fanconi anemia MeSH C18.452.284.520 --- li-fraumeni ... hereditary MeSH C18.452.648.437.281 --- crigler-najjar syndrome MeSH C18.452.648.437.528 --- gilbert disease MeSH C18.452. ... hereditary MeSH C18.452.648.735.150 --- porphyria, acute intermittent MeSH C18.452.648.735.250 --- porphyria cutanea tarda MeSH ... hereditary, leber MeSH C18.452.660.520 --- leigh disease MeSH C18.452.660.560 --- mitochondrial myopathies MeSH C18.452.660.560 ...

*List of MeSH codes (C16)

... colorectal neoplasms, hereditary nonpolyposis MeSH C16.320.700.305 --- dysplastic nevus syndrome MeSH C16.320.700.330 --- ... hereditary MeSH C16.320.290.564.400 --- optic atrophy, hereditary, leber MeSH C16.320.290.564.500 --- optic atrophy, autosomal ... hereditary MeSH C16.320.400.630.400 --- optic atrophy, hereditary, leber MeSH C16.320.400.630.500 --- optic atrophy, autosomal ... hereditary central nervous system demyelinating diseases MeSH C16.320.400.400 --- hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies ...

*Colorectal cancer

The most common of these is hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC or Lynch syndrome) which is present in about 3% of ... Srikumar Chakravarthi; Baba Krishnan; Malathy Madhavan (1999). "Apoptosis and expression of p53 in colorectal neoplasms". ... "Preventive surgery for colon cancer in familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome". ... of the inherited genetic disorders that can cause colorectal cancer include familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary non-polyposis ...

*Sebaceous adenoma

It is also linked to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Lynch Syndrome). It is not the same as "adenoma sebaceum" by F ... Sebaceous carcinoma Sebaceous hyperplasia List of cutaneous conditions List of cutaneous neoplasms associated with systemic ...

*MLH1

Peltomäki P, de la Chapelle A (1997). "Mutations predisposing to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer". Adv. Cancer Res. ... "Clinicopathological relevance of the association between gastrointestinal and sebaceous neoplasms: the Muir-Torre syndrome". ... It is a gene commonly associated with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Orthologs of human MLH1 have also been studied ... This gene was identified as a locus frequently mutated in hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC). It is a human homolog ...

*Fordyce spots

... and in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. In the latter, the most common site for Fordyce spots is the lower gingiva ( ... The pathologist must be careful to differentiate such lesions from salivary neoplasms with sebaceous cells, such as sebaceous ...

*Mouse model of colorectal and intestinal cancer

The most frequent mutations in Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) are mutations in the MSH2 and MLH1 genes. ... 1996). "Spontaneous intestinal carcinomas and skin neoplasms in Msh2-deficient mice". Cancer Res. 56 (16): 3842-9. PMID 8706033 ... Mouse models of colorectal cancer and intestinal cancer are experimental systems in which mice are genetically manipulated, fed ... 2002). "Colorectal cancer in mice genetically deficient in the mucin Muc2". Science. 295 (5560): 1726-9. doi:10.1126/science. ...

*Cancer

... and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC or Lynch syndrome), which is present in about 3% of people with colorectal ... They form a subset of neoplasms. A neoplasm or tumor is a group of cells that have undergone unregulated growth and will often ... The vast majority of cancers are non-hereditary (sporadic). Hereditary cancers are primarily caused by an inherited genetic ... colorectal cancer and stomach cancer. In females, the most common types are breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and ...

*Small intestine cancer

... hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome Males are 25% more likely to develop the disease Benign ... Malignant Neoplasms of the Small Intestine. eMedicine.com. URL: http://www.emedicine.com/MED/topic2651.htm. Accessed on: June 2 ... It is relatively rare compared to other gastrointestinal malignancies such as gastric cancer (stomach cancer) and colorectal ... a colorectal cancer sibling?". Am. J. Gastroenterol. 100 (3): 703-10. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2005.40605.x. PMID 15743371. Chen ...

*Endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia

... and rare hereditary conditions such as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Protective factors include use of combined ... Progression of EIN to carcinoma, effectively a conversion from a benign neoplasm to a malignant neoplasm, is accomplished ...

*BRAF (gene)

... but not in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer". Clin. Cancer Res. 10 (1 Pt 1): 191-5. doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-1118-3. ... a benign but locally infiltrative odontogenic neoplasm. The V600E mutation may also be linked, as a single-driver mutation (a ... This mutation has been widely observed in papillary thyroid carcinoma, colorectal cancer, melanoma and non-small-cell lung ... Mutations in this gene have been found in cancers, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, colorectal cancer, malignant melanoma, ...

*Pancreatic cancer

... hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (Lynch syndrome); and familial adenomatous polyposis. PanNETs have been associated with ... Pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasms are a broad group of pancreas tumors that have varying malignant potential. They are being ... Kidney cancer is by far the most common cancer to spread to the pancreas, followed by colorectal cancer, and then cancers of ... Instead, hereditary MEN1 gene mutations give rise to MEN1 syndrome, in which primary tumors occur in two or more endocrine ...

*Gastrointestinal cancer

... hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or familial adenomatous polyposis. Colorectal cancer can be detected through the ... from patients who had never had a gastric malignant neoplasm), non-tumor tissue adjacent to a gastric cancer, and gastric ... Colorectal cancer is a disease of old age: It typically originates in the secretory cells lining the gut, and risk factors ... Colorectal cancer has a comparatively good prognosis when detected early. An important anatomic landmark in anal cancer is the ...

*Index of oncology articles

... hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome - hereditary mutation - hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer - ... Colorectal cancer (colon cancer) - colon polyp - colonoscope - colonoscopy - colony-stimulating factor - colorectal - ... neoplasm - nephrotomogram - nephrotoxic - nephroureterectomy - nerve block - nerve grafting - nerve-sparing radical ... Hürthle cell neoplasm - hydrazine sulfate - hydromorphone - hydronephrosis - hydroureter - hydroxychloroquine - hydroxyurea - ...

*Cholangiocarcinoma

Mecklin J, Järvinen H, Virolainen M (1992). "The association between cholangiocarcinoma and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal ... Cholangiocarcinoma is a relatively rare neoplasm that is classified as an adenocarcinoma (a cancer that forms glands or ...

*Ovarian cancer

... or other gastrointestinal cancers may indicate the presence of a syndrome known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer ( ... They can develop further into a variety of other neoplasms, including choriocarcinoma, yolk sac tumor, and teratoma. They occur ... People with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (Lynch Syndrome), and those with BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genetic abnormalities are ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mutation in the DNA mismatch repair gene homologue hMLH 1 is associated with hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer. AU - Bronner, C. Eric. AU - Baker, Sean M.. AU - Morrison, Paul T.. AU - Warren, Gwynedd. AU - Smith, Leslie G.. AU - Lescoe, Mary Kay. AU - Kane, Michael. AU - Earabino, Christine. AU - Lipford, James. AU - Lindblom, Annika. AU - Tannergård, Pia. AU - Bollag, Roni J.. AU - Godwin, Alan R.. AU - Ward, David C.. AU - Nordenskjøld, Magnus. AU - Fishel, Richard. AU - Kolodner, Richard. AU - Liskay, R. Michael. PY - 1994/1/1. Y1 - 1994/1/1. N2 - THE human DNA mismatch repair gene homologue, hMSH2, on chromosome 2p is involved in hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (HNPCC)1,2. On the basis of linkage data, a second HNPCC locus was assigned to chromosome 3p21-23 (ref. 3). Here we report that a human gene encoding a protein, hMLHl (human MutL homologue), homologous to the bacterial DNA mismatch repair protein MutL, is located on human chromosome 3p21.3-23. We propose ...
The Bethesda criteria are an alternative to the Amsterdam criteria for the clinical diagnosis of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Diagnosis of HNPCC is made if any of the following criteria are fulfilled: Amsterdam criteria ...
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is the most common form of hereditary colorectal cancer. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant syndrome (see the image below), as a result of defective mismatch repair (MMR) proteins.
Background Malignant melanoma (MM) is the most aggressive skin cancer. Most MMs are sporadic, and in this setting an association with mismatch repair (MMR) gene mutations, typical of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) tumours, has been proposed.. Objectives To characterize clinically and/or by molecular biology the patients with MM belonging to a cohort of 60 kindreds with HNPCC.. Methods Patients with HNPCC with a diagnosis of MM were studied by immunohistochemistry (IHC) on tumour tissue using antibodies to MLH1, MSH2, p16, β-catenin and E-cadherin, and by direct sequencing of MMR genes on germline DNA, and BRAF and NRAS on somatic DNA extracted from MM.. Results Nine cutaneous MMs were detected in the tumour spectrum of eight families with HNPCC. The median age at diagnosis was 46 years. In one HNPCC family the diagnosis of MM was made in two first-degree relatives fitting the clinical definition of familial melanoma. IHC and sequencing analysis showed an MSH2 mutation in one ...
Yoon, S. N., Ku, J.-L., Shin, Y.-K., Kim, K.-H., Choi, J.-S., Jang, E.-J., Park, H.-C., Kim, D.-W., Kim, M. A., Kim, W. H., Lee, T. S., Kim, J. W., Park, N.-H., Song, Y.-S., Kang, S.-B., Lee, H.-P., Jeong, S.-Y. and Park, J.-G. (2008), Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer in endometrial cancer patients. Int. J. Cancer, 122: 1077-1081. doi: 10.1002/ijc.22986 ...
City of Hope and the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation will be holding a free conference called Hereditary Colon Cancer Family Day. The all-day event will bring together families affected by hereditary colon cancer syndromes and provide access to medical experts for a day of education, socialization and support.
Mutations in human and/or mouse homologs are associated with this disease. Synonyms: COCA 1; Hereditary Defective Mismatch Repair syndrome; hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer type 1; hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer; hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasm; HNPCC - hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer
Through local and national efforts we plan to raise awareness about young onset colorectal cancer and remove the stigma of colorectal cancer," said Kim Newcomer, Never2Young program manager at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. "One of the most powerful tools we have is education. We must take this message directly to young people and the medical community.". Since 1994, diagnosis of colorectal cancer in young adults, ages 20-49, have increased by 51%, according to the National Cancer Institute. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable if detected early, but because the standard screening age is 50, young people with the disease tend to be diagnosed at later stages. The N2Y Advisory Board provides a strong voice for the young onset colorectal cancer community by going straight to the source: All of the members have been directly impacted by colorectal cancer, either as a survivor or patient. Members flew into Washington for the meeting from across the country. "It is important for me to be here as an ...
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Hereditary breast ovarian cancer and Lynch/hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome account for most hereditary gynecologic cancers. In the absence of effective cancer screening and other preventative strategies, risk-reducing surgery in women who are known to be at genetic risk of BRCA-associated or of Lynch syndrome carcinomas is effective in significantly decreasing the lifetime risk ...
Results of Sensitivity Analysis:. The model was most sensitive to the estimated survival gain from screening siblings and children, to the prevalence of HNPCC mutations among patients with newly diagnosed cancer, and to the discount rate. In probabilistic analysis, the 90% CI for the cost-effectiveness of screening patients with cancer plus their relatives was $4874 to $21 576 per life-year gained. ...
Are you or your colleagues actively working to prevent colon cancer? If so, we hope youll consider attending the 5th Annual Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer (EAO-CRC) Summit in May of this year.. This event will bring together leading clinicians, scientists as well as early age onset (EAO) colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors and caregivers from across the country and internationally. The program will provide extensive opportunities for participants to advance their understanding of the rapidly increasing incidence of rectal and colon cancer among young adults under 50 years of age in the U.S. and abroad.. This groundbreaking program will, for a fifth consecutive year, provide all participants the opportunity to hear from and question leading clinicians and researchers on the life-saving potential of timely clinical risk assessment/family cancer health history; earliest possible stage diagnosis, optimal, fertility-preserving clinical care, as well as the latest information regarding national and ...
HNPCC is an autosomal dominant disease that is clinically characterized by the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) at an early age (mean age 44 years old). Four genes have been known to be related to this hereditary disease. It shows an excess of synchronous and metachronous tumors as well as a preponderance of right-sided tumors (70%). Another feature has been seen among the families of the HNPCC patients is the occurrence of adenocarcinomas at other sites (particularly at the endometrial, ovary, stomach, pancreas, ureter, renal pelvis, and skin). Difficulties arise in distinguishing environmental factors and genetic predisposition for familial clustering of CRC. The discovery of HNPCC germline mutations has been momentous in that it enables a clear distinction between carriers and noncarriers for those who were previously assigned a 50% risk of germline mutation. The informed consent provided by patients is important for the process of familial study and the search for germline mutations, ...
Lynch syndrome (Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, HNPCC) is the most common hereditary syndrome predisposing to colorectal cancer, accounting for 1-3% of all colorectal cancer. This multi-organ cancer predisposition syndrome is caused by mutations in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes, especially MLH1 and MSH2, and to lesser extents MSH6 and PMS2, which lead to widespread genetic instability and thus microsatellite instability (MSI). Hereditary cancer often manifests in two or more tumours in a single individual; 35-40% of Lynch syndrome patients have synchronous or metachronous tumours of the two major Lynch syndrome-related cancers: colorectal and endometrial.. The main purposes of the work underlying this thesis were to identify persons at risk of Lynch syndrome or other types of hereditary colorectal cancer, to estimate the cancer risks associated with these predispositions and to identify the underlying genetic causes.. A population-based cohort of 78 persons with double primary ...
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Some families with mutations in HNPCC-related genes may be tested even though they may not have all of the above characteristics. Genetic testing for Lynch syndrome should only be done after you and your doctor feel sure that it is the best thing for you and your family. It should be done by an expert counselor who can help you understand the results and what they may mean to you and your family.. The majority of Lynch syndrome cases are caused by mutations in one of several mismatch-repair genes. These mismatch-repair genes help correct "spelling errors" in DNA that happen during the cell division process. When these genes are altered, or mutated, then the "spelling errors" in the DNA cannot be repaired.. These errors in the DNA can lead to uncontrolled cell growth, which causes cancer. In Lynch syndrome, the germline mutation may be inherited from either the mother or the father and is present in all cells of the body. Whether a person who is born with a germline mutation will develop cancer, ...
Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of microsatellite instability (MSI) in tumors from patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer and in a subset of patients with sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC). In sporadic CRC, three tumor phenotypes have been defined: microsatellite stable (MSS), low-frequency MSI, and high-frequency MSI (MSI-H). Although defective mismatch repair, consisting primarily of alterations in hMSH2 and hMLH1, is believed to be responsible for the MSI phenotype in the majority of patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, the genetic defect responsible for this phenotype in sporadic CRC has yet to be clearly delineated. Somatic or germ-line alterations in these two genes have been identified in only a minority of these cases. Analysis of the protein expression patterns of hMSH2 and hMLH1 in unselected CRC, however, suggests that alterations in hMLH1 may account for a majority of the MSI-H cases. In an effort to explore the underlying molecular basis for ...
Founder mutations with a large impact in distinct populations have been described in Lynch syndrome. In Denmark, the MLH1 c.1667+2_1667_+8TAAATCAdelinsATTT mutation accounts for 25 % of the MLH1 mutant families. We used the national Danish hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer register to estimate the cumulative lifetime risks for Lynch syndrome-associated cancer in 16 founder mutation families with comparison to 47 other MLH1 mutant families. The founder mutation conferred comparable risks for colorectal cancer (relative risks, RR, of 0.99 for males and 0.79 for females) and lower risks for extracolonic cancer (RR of 0.69 for endometrial cancer and 0.39 for all other extracolonic cancers). We also characterized expression of key Wnt-signaling proteins in colorectal cancers with the founder mutation. Aberrant staining affected β-catenin in 59 %, E-cadherin in 68 %, TCF-4 in 94 % and Cyclin D1 in 68 % with extensive inter-tumor variability despite the same underlying germline mutation. In ...
Mismatch repair cancer syndrome (MMRCS) is a cancer syndrome associated with biallelic DNA mismatch repair mutations. It is also known as Turcot syndrome (after Jacques Turcot, who described the condition in 1959) and by several other names. In MMRCS, neoplasia typically occurs in both the gut and the central nervous system (CNS). In the large intestine, familial adenomatous polyposis occurs; in the CNS, brain tumors. Under the name constitutional mismatch repair-deficiency, (CMMR-D), it has been mapped to MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2. Although these are the same genes mutated in the condition known as Lynch syndrome or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, the mutations are biallelic in CMMR-D. The term "childhood cancer syndrome" has also been proposed.Café-au-lait macules have been observed. Familial adenomatous polyposis + malignant central nervous system tumor. OMIM currently includes "Turcot syndrome" under Mismatch repair cancer syndrome. Turcot syndrome is the association between ...
Patients who have had colorectal cancer and who are carriers of the DNA mismatch repair gene mutations that cause Lynch syndrome "have an increased risk of a greater range of cancers than the recognized spectrum of Lynch syndrome cancers, including breast and prostate cancers," according to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.. Previous studies had shown that mutation carriers "are at a substantially increased risk of cancers of the colon, rectum, endometrium, stomach, ovary, ureter, renal pelvis, brain, small bowel, hepatobiliary tract, and pancreas," the authors noted. A major inherited cancer syndrome, Lynch syndrome is also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).. The study was based on data for 764 patients from the Colon Cancer Family Registry, evenly divided between men and women, who were carriers of the mismatch repair gene mutation and previously diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Most of the carriers (52%) were recruited in Australia and New ...
OUTLINE: Data is collected on patients and their families for inclusion in a hereditary colorectal cancer registry. Registry data is entered into a secure database that includes information on patient demographics and medical and family cancer history. The information collected will be used to formulate screening and surveillance recommendations, to further knowledge of hereditary colorectal cancer, and to facilitate cancer research. Registry data will also be used to improve the quality of current standard of care through timely tracking and notification of patients for follow-up care, identification of registry participants at high risk for developing an inherited form of colon cancer, and by serving as a resource for future research.. Registry patients may undergo optional blood, urine, and/or sputum sample collection for inclusion in the tissue repository. Tissue samples from a previous biopsy may also be obtained. Samples will be stored for future research studies. ...
A cancer syndrome or family cancer syndrome is a genetic disorder in which inherited genetic mutations in one or more genes predispose the affected individuals to the development of cancers and may also cause the early onset of these cancers. Cancer syndromes often show not only a high lifetime risk of developing cancer, but also the development of multiple independent primary tumors. Many of these syndromes are caused by mutations in tumor suppressor genes, genes that are involved in protecting the cell from turning cancerous. Other genes that may be affected are DNA repair genes, oncogenes and genes involved in the production of blood vessels (angiogenesis). Common examples of inherited cancer syndromes are hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome and hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer (Lynch syndrome). Hereditary cancer syndromes underlie 5 to 10% of all cancers. Scientific understanding of cancer susceptibility syndromes is actively expanding: additional syndromes are being found, the ...
Title: Microsatellite Instability (MSI) as Genomic Marker in Endometrial Cancer: Toward Scientific Evidences. VOLUME: 10 ISSUE: 14. Author(s):A. Tinelli, V. Mezzolla, G. Leo, M. Pisano, F. Storelli, G. Alemanno, A. Malvasi, S. Tommasi, G. Ronzino and V. Lorusso. Affiliation:Department of Gynecology and Obstetric, Division of Experimental Endoscopic Surgery, Imaging, Minimally Invasive Therapy&Technology, Vito Fazzi Hospital, P.zza Muratore, 73100 Lecce, Italy.. Keywords:Endometrial cancer, microsatellite instability, MSI, HNPCC, endometrial hyperplasia, Lynch sindrome, genomics, proteomics, laparoscopy, endoscopy, Genomic Marker, tumors, menopause, hyperestrogenism, Lynch Syndrome, Hereditary NonPolyposis Colorectal Cancer, DNA replication, neoplastic transformations, gynecological cancers, malignant uterine cancers, uterine tumors, MisMatch Repair genes, MMR genes, replication errors in repeats, adenomas, Familiar Adenomatous Polyposis, breast cancer, National Cancer Institute, ...
Lynch Syndrome (OMIM 120435), also called Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), is an inherited cancer syndrome caused by germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes. MMR genes are responsible for repairing small sequence errors, or mismatches, during DNA replication. Mutations in a single mismatch repair gene can cause widespread genomic instability characterized by the expansion or contraction of short tandem repeat sequences (microsatellites) (reviewed by Grady & Carethers in Gastroenterology 135:1079-1099, 2008). This phenomenon of microsatellite instability (MSI) leads to somatic mutations in oncogenes and/or tumor suppressor genes, including TGFβIIR and NF1 among others (Wang et al. Hum Genet 112:117-123, 2003). As a result, Lynch Syndrome is marked by early onset and high lifetime risk of cancer, particularly in the right colon but also in the endometrium, ovary, stomach, bile duct, kidney, bladder, ureter, and brain (Jang & Chung, Gut and Liver 4:151-160, 2010). ...
There have been many advances in the pathology of intestinal tumors since the publication of the Third Series Intestines Fascicle in 2003, but many of the foundations of intestinal tumor diagnosis remain tried and true. Tubular adenomas are still tubular adenomas, but better understanding of serrated polyps has been a key advance in the years since the publication of the Third Series volume. Additionally, developments in molecular biology of colorectal carcinoma have allowed for targeted therapy and refinements to our evaluation of Lynch syndrome, which was termed hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC) in the past. Our understanding of other polyposis syndromes has similarly blossomed in the past 15 years. Neuroendocrine tumors have been reclassified in the 2010 World Health Organization classification of gastrointestinal tumors. The molecular basis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the intestines has been a subject of great interest as well. In producing this update, this ...
1314 Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is an autosomal dominant syndrome of familial malignancies resulting from germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes. Colorectal and endometrial cancers are most frequently observed. A polymorphic C-to-T change in the promoter region of the DNMT3b gene, -149 bp from the transcription start site, greatly increases promoter activity and is associated with increased risk for lung cancer. We studied the influence of this DNMT3b polymorphism on HNPCC age of onset. We determined the DNMT3b genotype of 122 Caucasian MMR mutation carriers from 60 families, of whom 58 had colorectal cancer. The subjects were genotyped by single-strand conformational polymorphism (SSCP) analysis and DNA sequencing. We tested the association between age of onset and the DNMT3b genotypes by comparing Kaplan-Meier survival curves, evaluating the homogeneity of the curves using the log-rank test and Wilcoxons test, and estimating the association using the Cox ...
In the field of cancer genetics, clinicians and patients have encountered challenges related to the significance of unclassified genetic variants (UV) or variants of unknown significance (VUS). As the field of medical genetics moves toward whole genome sequencing (WGS), these challenges will inevitably become more frequent. VUS represent ambiguous and uncertain data, for which pathogenicity has not been demonstrated or excluded in published literature, mutation databases or on the basis of other clinical findings. Such variants present a clinical interpretation challenge and also evoke new counseling dilemmas for the understanding and psychosocial impact of uncertain genetic test results. This exploratory study aims to seek insight into the psychological impact of receiving a VUS through semi-structured interviews with 30 to 40 individuals who have received a VUS test result for one of the Lynch Syndrome/Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) mismatch repair genes. The interviews will ...
Aung Ko Win, Senior Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, speaks at the EAO-CRC summit in New York City about the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer in Australia and Asia.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 143,000 patients are diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the US. Approximately 20% of cases are associated with a genetic cancer syndrome. Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), also termed Lynch syndrome, is the most common syndromic colorectal cancer syndrome.. Lynch syndrome has an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. That is, a person with one or more of the characteristic gene mutations is very likely to develop Lynch syndrome. It is caused by germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes such as MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2. The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is depends on the affected gene. For example, mutations in MLH1 and MSH1 are associated with an approximate 40-80% risk, whereas mutations in PMS2 and MSH6 are associated with a 5-10% risk.. In addition to colorectal cancer, female patients with Lynch syndrome hfave a high risk for developing endometrial carcinoma. Tumors in the stomach, ovary, small bowel, ...
Dr. Whitney Jones was recently featured in an Oncology Nursing News article about how to educate the public about early age onset colorectal cancer.. The article makes note of a national clinical alert co-authored by Dr. Jones urging healthcare providers to get creative about sharing the signs, symptoms and statistics associated with early age onset colorectal cancer.. The national clinical alert is not intended to be limited to just those in the field of gastroenterology. OB-GYNs, as well as those in surgical specialties, adult and pediatric primary care, family and internal medicine, emergency and urgent care departments, occupational medicine, community health centers, and departments of health and healthcare systems worldwide are encouraged to raise awareness about the growing disease.. According to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project founded by Dr. Jones himself, "10% of people diagnosed with colon cancer are under the age of 50 and that number is rising." When it comes to early age onset ...
A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.. Lynch Syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), results from inherited mutations in genes involved in DNA mismatch repair. These mutations greatly increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer. In individuals with Lynch Syndrome, the average age at diagnosis of colorectal cancer is about 44 years, compared with 64 years in the general population. Overall, roughly 3% to 5% of all colorectal cancers are thought to result from Lynch Syndrome. Several other types of cancer are also known to be more common in people with Lynch Syndrome, including cancers of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus), ovary, small intestine, ureter, and renal pelvis.. To further explore cancer risk ...
Familial colorectal cancer type X (FCCTX) is characterized by clinical features of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer with a yet undefined genetic background. Here we identify the SEMA4A p.Val78Met germline mutation in an Austrian kindred with FCCTX, using an integrative genomics strategy. Compared with wild-type protein, SEMA4A(V78M) demonstrates significantly increased MAPK/Erk and PI3K/Akt signalling as well as cell cycle progression of SEMA4A-deficient HCT-116 colorectal cancer cells. In a cohort of 53 patients with FCCTX, we depict two further SEMA4A mutations, p.Gly484Ala and p.Ser326Phe and the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) p.Pro682Ser. This SNP is highly associated with the FCCTX phenotype exhibiting increased risk for colorectal cancer (OR 6.79, 95% CI 2.63 to 17.52). Our study shows previously unidentified germline variants in SEMA4A predisposing to FCCTX, which has implications for surveillance strategies of patients and their families ...
HNPCC is the most common hereditary CRC syndrome and the subject of a study by Mueller-Koch and colleagues7 in this issue of Gut that characterises the cancer risks of families that meet the clinical definition for HNPCC but who do not have any of the molecular features that have come to define this syndrome (see page 1733). The study by Mueller-Koch and colleagues7 is remarkable because it demonstrates the progress that has been made in our understanding of the molecular basis of familial CRC syndromes. In fact, since the discovery of APC germline mutations as the major cause of FAP and of MLH1 and MSH2 germline mutations as the cause of most cases of HNPCC, it has become increasingly recognised that the clinical presentation of these families with hereditary cancers is often ambiguous.4,8 In fact, because of the growing appreciation that family history and/or presentation of the proband may not accurately reveal the true molecular nature of many cancer families (that is, germline mutation in ...
The 2 most common inherited bowel cancer syndromes are hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Learn more about them here.
The risk of metachronous colonic neoplasia after proctectomy for rectal cancer in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is understudied and remains incompletely defined. This study reports a 51.5% rate of high-risk adenoma or adenocarcinoma in the colon after proctectomy. Although surgical decisions need to be individualized, total proctocolectomy should be the preferred treatment for an index rectal cancer in a patient with HNPCC ...
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Q: What do you do as a lab technician?. I work in the Molecular Genetics lab here at Ambry. I run tests for HNPCC (Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer). I pull patient DNA in the morning and set up PCR reactions for multiple exons of the gene that causes the disease. After the reactions are done I run the products on a gel to verify amplification. I love having a perfect gel: clear band after clear band with a clean negative and a passing positive looks so beautiful!. Q: What was your most significant experience studying biology at Biola?. During our last semester, my lab partner and I conducted an independent research project on sea squirts for Developmental Biology. The time put into this project was easily one of the most interesting, challenging, and faith building moments of my time there. While my entire experience at Biola certainly contributed to building a more cohesive appreciation and understanding of the experiment, it was the opportunities to learn first hand with your own ...
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer 1 (HNPCC1) [MIM:120435]: An autosomal dominant disease associated with marked increase in cancer susceptibility. It is characterized by a familial predisposition to early-onset colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and extra-colonic tumors of the gastrointestinal, urological and female reproductive tracts. HNPCC is reported to be the most common form of inherited colorectal cancer in the Western world. Clinically, HNPCC is often divided into two subgroups. Type I is characterized by hereditary predisposition to colorectal cancer, a young age of onset, and carcinoma observed in the proximal colon. Type II is characterized by increased risk for cancers in certain tissues such as the uterus, ovary, breast, stomach, small intestine, skin, and larynx in addition to the colon. Diagnosis of classical HNPCC is based on the Amsterdam criteria: 3 or more relatives affected by colorectal cancer, one a first degree relative of the other two; 2 or more generation affected; 1 ...
Our studies are aimed at revealing the molecular-level mechanisms used by the cellular protein system that locates base mismatch errors and some types of damage in DNA and then signals for their repair. Defects of this protein system are involved in multiple types of cancer including colon (especially hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer), ovarian, prostate, bladder and sporadic leukemia. Mutations in these cellular proteins that can occur during the course of tumor growth often result in development of tumor resistance to chemotherapeutic treatments.. We engineer DNA substrates and recombinant versions of the mismatch repair proteins to allow attachment of fluorescent dyes at specific locations. We then use the FRET method to record realtime information about how the conformations of these molecules change as they encouter mismatches and recruit partner proteins that carry out repair. Our project is a collaboration with Dorothy Eries group at UNC-Chapel Hill. ...
Researchers have discovered a method for improved screening for Lynch syndrome - the most common form of hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC) caused by mutations in MMR genes.
Families are registered with the St Marks Hospital Cancer Research UK family cancer clinic. Colonoscopic surveillance is offered to individuals with an empirical risk of death from colorectal cancer of at least one in 10.1 9 Examinations (excluding those in patients with an earlier cancer) between March 1987 and December 2003 are included here. All individuals have been flagged in the NHS central register providing information on cancer registration, death, and emigration.. The patient information advisory group of the Department of Health allowed flagging and tracing without Section 60 support as the patients were already directly under our clinical care. Patients consented to being included on the clinics database.. When the clinic was started, surveillance was offered from age 25, at five year intervals or three year intervals if an adenoma was diagnosed. Later, individuals in a family with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer were offered colonoscopy every one to three ...
You may be at increased risk if you or a close relative have had polyps or colorectal cancer; you have inflammatory bowel disease or certain genetic syndromes likeGo ahead and blame former President Clinton for calling attention to colon cancer by declaring this month National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Back in 2000, he knew what he was doing: its an opportunity to spread colon cancer awareness.(FAP) or hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (known as Lynch syndrome ...
The most common biomarker tests include:. RAS testing. One type of genetic testing is known as a RAS test: this uses a sample of tissue from the cancer to find out if it has a particular genetic signature. This test will indicate whether the tumour has either a normal RAS gene - known as wild-type RAS - or a mutated RAS gene.. Overall survival rates for mCRC patients have been shown to be extended when they are given treatments optimised for their specific RAS status, so it is crucial that all patients with mCRC receive a RAS test before starting treatment.. IHC (ImmunoHistoChemistry) testing. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing is performed to analyse colon and other tumour tissue samples for features suggestive of Lynch syndrome/hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).. PIK3CA testing. 12-32% of patients with mCRC have PIK3CA mutant tumours. Patients with mCRC having PIK3CA non-mutant tumours have been shown to have better survival as compared with patients with mutated ...
The most common biomarker tests include:. RAS testing. One type of genetic testing is known as a RAS test: this uses a sample of tissue from the cancer to find out if it has a particular genetic signature. This test will indicate whether the tumour has either a normal RAS gene - known as wild-type RAS - or a mutated RAS gene.. Overall survival rates for mCRC patients have been shown to be extended when they are given treatments optimised for their specific RAS status, so it is crucial that all patients with mCRC receive a RAS test before starting treatment.. IHC (ImmunoHistoChemistry) testing. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing is performed to analyse colon and other tumour tissue samples for features suggestive of Lynch syndrome/hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).. PIK3CA testing. 12-32% of patients with mCRC have PIK3CA mutant tumours. Patients with mCRC having PIK3CA non-mutant tumours have been shown to have better survival as compared with patients with mutated ...
Several mutations recently have been shown to be associated with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer HNPCC in families displaying unusually strong predisposition to colorectal cancer. Laboratory tests to detect such gene mutations soon will be commercially available, raising the possibility for population-wide screening. The purpose of this...
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Papers (2014-2015). Bellido F, Pineda M, Sanz-Pamplona R, Navarro M, Nadal M, Lazaro C, Blanco I, Moreno V, Capella G, Valle L (2014) Comprehensive molecular characterisation of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal tumours with mismatch repair proficiency. Eur J Cancer 50: 1964-72. Castillejo A, Vargas G, Castillejo MI, Navarro M, Barbera VM, Gonzalez S, Hernandez-Illan E, Brunet J, Ramon y Cajal T, Balmana J, Oltra S, Iglesias S, Velasco A, Solanes A, Campos O, Sanchez Heras AB, Gallego J, Carrasco E, Gonzalez Juan D, Segura A, Chirivella I, Juan MJ, Tena I, Lazaro C, Blanco I, Pineda M, Capella G, Soto JL (2014) Prevalence of germline MUTYH mutations among Lynch-like syndrome patients. Eur J Cancer 50: 2241-50. Lobaton T, Azuara D, Rodriguez-Moranta F, Loayza C, Sanjuan X, de Oca J, Fernandez-Robles A, Guardiola J, Capella G (2014) Relationship between methylation and colonic inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol 20: 10591-8. Lopez-Doriga A, Feliubadalo L, Menendez ...
HNPCC is transmitted through germ cells in an autosomal dominant fashion and is highly penetrant. Germline cells are those cells passed down through generations. The commonly involved genes are MSH2, found in sixty percent of HNPCC mutations and MSH6, found in ten percent of HNPCC mutations. Both are located on chromosome two. MLH1, located on chromosome three is responsible for thirty percent of mutations. Numerous other genes account for rare cases of HNPCC. These genes normally produce proteins responsible for removing and repairing specific nucleotide sequences in DNA which may have become corrupt as a result of faulty replication. One copy of the mutant HNPCC gene is found in all cells and in all tissues of carriers. A second, normal copy of the gene from the unaffected parent is also present in all cells. Any event causing a mutation and inactivation of this second normal gene in colorectal epithelium or other susceptible epithelium causes a transcription silencing of an important part of ...
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HNPCC (hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer) is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by early-onset CRC (colorectal cancer). HNPCC is most often associated with mutations in the MMR (mismatch repair) genes hMLH1, hMSH2, hMSH6 or hPMS2. The mutator phenotype of a defective MMR system is MSI (microsatellite instability), which also occurs in approx. 15-25% of sporadic CRC cases, where it is associated with the hypermethylation of the promoter region of hMLH1. Dietary factors, including excessive alcohol consumption, ingestion of red meat and low folate intake, may increase the risk of MSI high tumour development. In contrast, aspirin may suppress MSI in MMR-deficient CRC cell lines. Butyrate, a short-chain-fatty-acid end product of carbohydrate fermentation in the colon, shares a number of anti-neoplastic properties with aspirin, including inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis of CRC cells. Recent in vitro studies suggest that physiological concentrations of butyrate (0.5-2 mM) ...
Your age. Getting older is a risk factor for colorectal cancer.. Your race and ethnicity. African Americans have a higher risk of getting colorectal cancer (and dying from it) than people of other races. And Ashkenazi Jews (Jewish people whose ancestors came from Eastern Europe) who have inherited certain genes are also at a higher risk for getting colorectal cancer.. Your familys medical history. You are more likely to get colorectal cancer if one of your parents, brothers, sisters, or children has had the disease. Your risk is higher if this family member had colorectal cancer younger than 45 years old, or if more than one family member had the disease.. Some common gene changes increase the chance of colorectal cancer. These changes are familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and Lynch syndrome, also called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Many people with these changed genes will get colorectal cancer if they arent carefully watched. Genetic testing can tell you if you carry ...
Background: Colorectal malignancies with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H), either hereditary or sporadic, demonstrate better prognosis, altered response to fluorouracil (5FU) chemotherapy and altered operative approach. It is now recommended to perform MSI testing for all new cases of colorectal cancers regardless of being categorized as hereditary or sporadic. This study aimed to evaluate MT1XT20 mononucleotide marker in Iranian patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). The samples were further characterized using Promega five-marker MSI testing panel and immunohistochemical (IHC) technique. Methods: MT1XT20 mononucleotide marker and commercially available kit (Promega, USA) incorporating five quasi-monomorphic markers were studied in 20 cases of HNPCC using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. IHC was performed to evaluate the status of all four important mismatch repair (MMR) proteins, too. Findings: Eight (40%), seven (35%) and five (25%) cases showed MSI ...
The MutS homologue 6 protein (MSH6) is a member of the MutS homolog family required in the DNA mismatch repair system (1). MSH6 forms a MutS alpha dimer with MSH2, binding to DNA mismatches to initiate DNA repair (2). MutS alpha bends the DNA helix and recognizes single base mismatches and dinucleotide insertion-deletion loops in the DNA (2). Heterozygous mutations in the MSH6 gene are a cause of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), forming a specific mispair binding complex with MSH3 (3, 4). The frequency of MSH6 mutation is higher in HNPCC than in atypical HNPCC (5). The MSH2/MSH6 dimer may also play a role in DNA homologous recombination repair (2 ...
To date, two forms of microsatellite instability (MSI) have been described in human cancer. MSI typical of hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), is due to deficient DNA mismatch repair (MMR) and is defined with mono- and dinucleotide repeat microsatellites. A second variety of instability is best seen at selective tetranucleotide repeats (EMAST; elevated microsatellite alterations at select tetranucleotides). While MSI occurs infrequently in bladder cancers, EMAST is common. Sporadic tumours with the largest proportion showing MSI are those found most frequently in HNPCC kindreds. While bladder cancer is not frequently seen in HNPCC, upper urinary tract tumours (UTTs) are. Having previously found a low frequency of MSI in bladder cancer, we sought to determine the relative levels of MSI and EMAST in transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the upper and lower urinary tracts. Microsatellite analysis was performed at 10 mono- and dinucleotide and eight tetranucleotide loci, in 89 bladder and 71 UTT
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy. It is the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States after breast, lung, and colorectal cancers. Risk factors are related to excessive unopposed exposure of the endometrium to estrogen, including unopposed estrogen therapy, early menarche, late menopause, tamoxifen therapy, nulliparity, infertility or failure to ovulate, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Additional risk factors are increasing age, obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. The most common presentation for endometrial cancer is postmenopausal bleeding. The American Cancer Society recommends that all women older than 65 years be informed of the risks and symptoms of endometrial cancer and advised to seek evaluation if symptoms occur. There is no evidence to support endometrial cancer screening in asymptomatic women. Evaluation of a patient with suspected disease should include a pregnancy test in women of childbearing age
We are pleased to report that Sudhir Srivastava has been selected to receive the 2016 CPFP Distinguished Alumni Award. He currently serves as the Chief of the Cancer Biomarkers Research Group in the NCI Division of Cancer Prevention, a position he has held since 2000.. Dr. Srivastavas efforts focus on the molecular biology of malignancies, early malignancies, risk assessment, informatics, and providing leadership in the areas of molecular screening and early detection. He also initiated new areas of research, such as molecular signatures of infectious agents in cancer, micro-imaging in classifying preneoplastic lesions, nano-technology in earlier cancer detection, and metabolomics and glycomics alliances with other NIH institutes. Sudhir has a PhD in biological science, an MS in computer science, and an MPH, all from the Johns Hopkins University. He is one of the principal authors of the Bethesda Guidelines for diagnosing hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, and a principal architect of ...
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Nausea, vomiting. Risk Factors Family History of Colon Cancer or polyps About 10% of the population has a first degree relative with colon or rectal cancer.. First and second degree relatives (children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces, nephews) of a person with a history of colon cancer are more likely to develop CRC themselves, especially if their relative had the cancer at a young age. If several close relatives have a history of colon cancer, there is an increased risk. In view of this increased risk, both the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommend screening as of the age 40 for these high-risk individuals or ten years earlier than the youngest age of colorectal cancer diagnosis for any affected relative.. Genetic Alterations. Changes in certain genes increase your risk of colon cancer. Hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC or Lynch Syndrome) is the most common type of inherited colon cancer, accounting for ...
I also have familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a rare hereditary colon cancer syndrome. I lost my colon to this condition a few years ago, and somehow missed the memo that FAP was still very present. A few months ago the doctor found polyps in my stomach again, nothing really new, but then polyps were also found through the length of my small intestine. The trouble with FAP is that these polyps can turn cancerous when no one is watching, and they had to be removed. After an attempt by my specialist to locate and remove the largest of the growths, and after being turned down by a local group of specialists for a more complex procedure ("this patients needs would be better met at a teaching hospital"), I was referred to UNC Chapel Hill. ...
Cancer economic impact is enormous and depending on the stage in which a colon cancer is detected, five-year survival rates for colon cancer may be as high as 74%, or as low as 6% (American Cancer Society, 2012). Thus early prevention of colon cancer is crucial to maximize the chances of survival and total remission, and also to save billions of dollars spent on treatment. This project will provide an experimentally tested basis for identification of individuals at increased risk, and allow for targeted treatments to reduce such risk such as increased screening and/or pharmacological interventions. Combinations of genetic and environmental factors determine an individuals susceptibility to cancer. Exposure to carcinogens, including the ubiquitous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and mutations in DNA repair pathways, such as DNA mismatch repair (MMR), or nucleotide excision repair (NER) are associated with increased cancer risk. We hypothesized that partial deficiencies in multiple DNA ...
Inhibition of NF-κB has been found to be an important mechanism of action of steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), and natural and synthetic compounds that show therapeutic and preventive activity with acceptable safety profiles. Newer agents targeting the proteasome, IKK, and other upstream kinases involved in NF-κB activation have shown anticancer activity in clinical or preclinical studies.. NSAIDs and cancer prevention. NSAIDs, such as aspirin, sulindac, ibuprofen, and celecoxib, have been shown to inhibit NF-κB activation and arachidonic acid inflammatory pathways upstream and downstream of NF-κB (49-52). NSAIDs have shown inhibitory activity against cancer cells in vitro and/or in vivo models (53). NSAIDs have been shown to reduce adenoma and colon cancer development in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and hereditary colon cancer, and long-term NSAID use has also been associated with a reduction in risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancer in population-based ...
Profound MSI is a hallmark of hereditary nonpolyposis colon carcinoma (HNPCC) and is also found in a proportion of sporadic HNPCC-spectrum tumors, such as endometrial carcinoma.21 The underlying cause of MSI is a defect in mismatch repair, which results in tumorigenesis through an accumulation of somatic mutations in genes important for regulating cell cycle, growth, or apoptosis. A lower level of MSI occurs in tumors that are outside the HNPCC spectrum. Previous studies of endothelial cells microdissected from plexiform lesions of PAH lungs have shown monoclonal expansion in 17 of 22 lesions (77%) from 4 patients and microsatellite mutation rates ranging from 21% for BAX to 50% for BAT26.13,15 This suggested that endothelial cell expansion in plexiform lesions is akin to neoplasia and might result from an accumulation of somatic mutations, either through MSI or other mutational mechanisms. We have now conducted similar analyses in a series of FPAH cases in whom BMPR2 has been fully ...
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Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is a genodermatosis characterized by the presence of at least one sebaceous gland neoplasm and at least one visceral malignancy.[1-4] This rare disorder was first described by Muir et al in 1967 and Torre in 1968.[5,6] It has an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern with variable expression, though sporadic cases have been reported.[1,2] Germ-line mutations in hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes are often associated with this disorder, but are not required for diagnosis.[1,2,7,8] Mutations in the hMSH2 and hMLH1 lead to microsatellite instability within DNA, resulting in alteration or inactivation of tumor suppressor genes. MTS is thought to be a subset of nonpolyposis colorectal cancer since approximately 30 to 70 percent of patients with a clinical diagnosis of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer have a germ-line mutation in one of the mismatch repair genes, most commonly hMSH2 and hMLH1.[4,9]. Individuals with MTS may present with one visceral malignancy or develop multiple ...
The subtype of Muir-Torre syndrome, allelic to hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer is typically associated with germline mutations in the mismatch repair proteins MSH-2 and/or MLH-1. More recently, mutation in an additional mismatch repair protein MSH-6 has been documented in a patient with Muir-Torre syndrome. Given this, the aim of the present study was to ascertain the frequency of the same in unselected sebaceous gland neoplasms. Overall, we found that 59% of sebaceous neoplasms exhibited a mutation in at least one mismatch repair protein gene -- a prevalence rate similar to that reported previously by others. Of interest, we found MSH-6 to be the mismatch repair protein most commonly lost 17/41 (41%), followed by MSH-2 14/41 (34%) and MLH-18/41 (20%) and the positive predictive value of each were as follows: MLH-1 88%, MSH-6 67% and MSH-2 55%. The frequency of a MSH-6 germline mutation in our cohort indicates that it is not a rare finding. Evidence indicating microsatellite stability in three
DNA mismatch repair (MMR) is a highly conserved system that repairs DNA adducts acquired during replication, as well as some forms of exogenous/endogenous DNA damage. Additionally, MMR proteins bind to DNA adducts that are not removed by MMR and influence damage-response mechanisms other than repair. Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer, as well as mouse models for MMR deficiency, illustrate that MMR proteins are required for maintenance of genetic stability and tumor suppression. In both humans and mice, the phenotype associated with Msh6-associated tumorigenesis is distinct from that of Msh2. In this study, we hypothesized that Msh6−/−;p53+/− mice would display earlier tumor onset than their Msh6−/− or p53+/− counterparts, indicating that concomitant loss of these two tumor suppressors contributes to tumorigenesis via mechanisms that are only partially interrelated. We generated a Msh6−/−;p53+/− mouse model which succumbed to malignant disease at an accelerated rate and ...
This gene encodes a member of the DNA mismatch repair MutS family. In E. coli, the MutS protein helps in the recognition of mismatched nucleotides prior to their repair. A highly conserved region of approximately 150 aa, called the Walker-A adenine nucleotide binding motif, exists in MutS homologs. The encoded protein heterodimerizes with MSH2 to form a mismatch recognition complex that functions as a bidirectional molecular switch that exchanges ADP and ATP as DNA mismatches are bound and dissociated. Mutations in this gene may be associated with hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, colorectal cancer, and endometrial cancer. Transcripts variants encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013 ...
The molecular basis of cancer and cancer multiple phenotypes are not yet fully understood. Next Generation Sequencing promises new insight into the role of genetic interactions in shaping the complexity of cancer. Aiming to outline the differences in mutation patterns between familial colorectal cancer cases and controls we analyzed whole exomes of cancer tissues and control samples from an extended colorectal cancer pedigree, providing one of the first data sets of exome sequencing of cancer in an African population against a background of large effective size typically with excess of variants. Tumors showed hMSH2 loss of function SNV consistent with Lynch syndrome. Sets of genes harboring insertions-deletions in tumor tissues revealed, however, significant GO enrichment, a feature that was not seen in control samples, suggesting that ordered insertions-deletions are central to tumorigenesis in this type of cancer. Network analysis identified multiple hub genes of centrality. ELAVL1/HuR showed ...
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METHOD: This is a retrospective review of all cases of primary adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum diagnosed by the two pathology laboratories operating in the Northern Cape between January 2002 and February 2009. Demographic data were collected, as well as pathological staging of the tumours and histological features suggestive of HNPCC (according to the revised Bethesda guidelines for microsatellite instability testing). Population census data for the Northern Cape were obtained from Statistics South Africa ...
The researchers - whose work was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health-funded Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium and Colorectal Cancer Family Registry - detected a significant interaction between the genetic variant "rs4143094" and processed meat.. This variant is linked to a gene called GATA3 that has previously been linked to several forms of cancer and plays a role in the immune system.. Dr. Jane Figueiredo, of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, says their findings represent a significant breakthrough in understanding how colorectal cancer risk is influenced by an individuals genomic profile:. "Diet is a modifiable risk factor for colorectal cancer. Our study is the first to understand whether some individuals are at higher or lower risk based on their genomic profile. This information can help us better understand the biology and maybe in the future lead to targeted prevention strategies.". Dr. Figueiredo believes that there ...
We are seeking a full-time Associate Variant Specialist to join our Variant Specialist team. The successful individual will work in a multi-disciplinary environment and assist in the classification of genetic variants (mutations) related to hereditary cancer syndromes.
The WNT signaling pathway is commonly altered during colorectal cancer development. The E3 ubiquitin ligase, RNF43, negatively regulates the WNT signal through increased ubiquitination and subsequent degradation of the Frizzled receptor. RNF43 has recently been reported to harbor frequent truncating frameshift mutations in sporadic microsatellite unstable (MSI) colorectal cancers. This study assesses the relative frequency of RNF43 mutations in hereditary colorectal cancers arising in the setting of Lynch syndrome. The entire coding region of RNF43 was Sanger sequenced in 24 colorectal cancers from 23 patients who either (i) carried a germline mutation in one of the DNA mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH6, MSH2, PMS2), or (ii) showed immunohistochemical loss of expression of one or more of the DNA mismatch repair proteins, was BRAF wild type at V600E, were under 60 years of age at diagnosis, and demonstrated no promoter region methylation for MLH1 in tumor DNA. A validation cohort of 44 colorectal ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer. AU - Petersen, Gloria M. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. N2 - Genetic epidemiological methods have played an integral role in the characterisation of the genetic susceptibilities to colorectal cancer. Classic epidemiological approaches, such as case-control and prospective cohort studies, that utilise family history information have laid the foundation for the more specialised family-based genetic methods, segregation analysis and linkage analysis. The genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer can be characterised by several themes: the consistently increased risk of colorectal cancer in first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer; genetic predisposition to some, if not the majority of colorectal neoplasms; and genetic heterogeneity of the inherited colorectal cancer syndromes. With the rapid development of molecular genetic techniques, new opportunities for further research include studies to estimate the proportion of colorectal ...
Purpose Knowledge of the contribution of high-penetrance susceptibility to familial colorectal cancer (CRC) is relevant to the counseling, treatment, and surveillance of CRC patients and families. Patients and Methods To quantify the impact of germline mutation to familial CRC, we sequenced the mismatch repair genes (MMR) APC, MUTYH, and SMAD4/BMPR1A in 626 early-onset familial CRC cases ascertained through a population-based United Kingdom national registry. In addition, we evaluated the contribution of mutations in the exonuclease domain (exodom) of POLE and POLD1 genes that have recently been reported to confer CRC risk. Results Overall mutations (pathogenic, likely pathogenic) in MMR genes make the highest contribution to familial CRC (10.9%). Mutations in the other established CRC genes account for 3.3% of cases. POLE/POLD1 exodom mutations were identified in three patients with family histories consistent with dominant transmission of CRC. Collectively, mutations in the known genes account ...
The frequency of the CHEK2 1100delC among colorectal cancer patients was 2.6% (17/662). The proportions were 1.3% (2/149) and 2.9% (15/513) in familial and non-familial cases, respectively. These frequencies are not significantly higher (odds ratio (OR) 1.393, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.775 to 2.504, p=0.266, for all cases; OR 0.720, 95% CI 0.172 to3.020, p=1.000 for familial cases and OR 1.592, 95% CI 0.863 to 2.939, p=0.134 for non-familial cases) than in the normal population, compared with the geographically adjusted population frequency of 1.9%. These results suggest that the 1100delC variant is not significantly associated with familial colorectal cancer or with colorectal cancer risk in the population; however, larger studies would be needed to detect or exclude any slight increase with a high confidence. In the group of non-familial colorectal cancer cases, there was no difference in allele frequency among those patients with a personal or family history of breast cancer (3/104, ...
November 7, 2013. Tags: Sabatini LabCancerProtein Function. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Whitehead Institute scientists report that the gene mutated in the rare hereditary disorder known as Birt-Hogg-Dubé cancer syndrome also prevents activation of mTORC1, a critical nutrient-sensing and growth-regulating cellular pathway. This is an unexpected finding, as some cancers keep this pathway turned on to fuel their unchecked growth and expansion. In the case of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, the mutated gene prevents mTORC1 pathway activation early in the formation of tumors. Reconciling these opposing roles may give scientists a new perspective on how cancer cells can distort normal cellular functions to maintain their own harmful ways.. Cells use the mTORC1 (for "mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1") pathway to regulate growth in response to the availability of certain nutrients, including amino acids. Whitehead Member David Sabatini and other researchers have teased apart many components of this pathway, ...
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BACKGROUND: Lynch syndrome is a highly penetrant cancer predisposition syndrome caused by germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes. We estimated the risks of primary cancers other than colorectal cancer following a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in mutation carriers. METHODS: We obtained data from the Colon Cancer Family Registry for 764 carriers of an MMR gene mutation (316 MLH1, 357 MSH2, 49 MSH6, and 42 PMS2), who had a previous diagnosis of colorectal cancer. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate their cumulative risk of cancers 10 and 20 years after colorectal cancer. We estimated the age-, sex-, country- and calendar period-specific standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of cancers following colorectal cancer, compared with the general population. RESULTS: Following colorectal cancer, carriers of MMR gene mutations had the following 10-year risk of cancers in other organs: kidney, renal pelvis, ureter, and bladder (2%, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1% to 3%); small ...
Purpose: Clinicopathologic data from a population-based endometrial cancer cohort, unselected for age or family history, were analyzed to determine the optimal scheme for identification of patients with germline mismatch repair (MMR) gene mutations. Patients and Methods: Endometrial cancers from 702 patients recruited into the Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study (ANECS) were tested for MMR protein expression using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and for MLH1 gene promoter methylation in MLH1-deficient cases. MMR mutation testing was performed on germline DNA of patients with MMR-protein deficient tumors. Prediction of germline mutation status was compared for combinations of tumor characteristics, age at diagnosis, and various clinical criteria (Amsterdam, Bethesda, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, ANECS). Results: Tumor MMR-protein deficiency was detected in 170 (24%) of 702 cases. Germline testing of 158 MMR-deficient cases identified 22 truncating mutations (3% of all cases) and four unclassified
Microsatellite Instability in Sporadic Colorectal Cancer: A Retrospective Study. Kimberley Slowther Trainee Project West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory. Colorectal Cancer. 35,000 diagnosed per year Treatment and prognosis depend upon tumour stage. Causes of CRC. Sporadic 75%. Slideshow 3338944 by talasi
Bellido F, Sowada N, Mur P, Lázaro C, Pons T, Valdés-Mas R, Pineda M, Aiza G, Iglesias S, Soto JL, Urioste M, Caldés T, Balbín M, Blay P, Rueda D, Durán M, Valencia A, Moreno V, Brunet J, Blanco I, Navarro M, Calin GA, Borck G, Puente XS, Capellá G, Valle L (2018). Association between germline mutations in BRF1, a subunit of the RNA Polymerase III Transcription Complex, and Hereditary Colorectal Cancer. Gastroenterology 154, 181-194 ...
We studied MSI in 205 tumours from 152 patients with HNPCC. Of these, 37 patients fulfilled the Amsterdam criteria, 72 patients were familial and 43 were sporadic cases. We used the method of fragmentation analysis (ABI Prism 310 Genetic Analyzer) with fluorescent labelled primers; three mononucleotide (BAT-RII, BAT-25, BAT-26) and five dinucleotide (D2S123, D3S1029, D5S346, D17S250, D18S58) repeat loci were analysed. We detected 75 tumours with a high degree of MSI (MSI-H), 12 tumours with a low degree of MSI (MSI-L) and 118 tumours with stable microsatellites (MSS). We found a loss of heterozygozity (LOH) in 44 MSS tumours. In 30 patients with MSI-H tumours mutation in one of mismatch repair genes was detected ...
Current screening practices have been able to identify PMS2 mutations in 78 % of cases of colorectal cancer from the Colorectal Cancer Family Registry (Colon CFR) which showed solitary loss of the PMS2 protein. However the detection of large-scale deletions in the 3′ end of the PMS2 gene has not been possible due to technical difficulties associated with pseudogene sequences. Here, we utilised a recently described MLPA/long-range PCR-based approach to screen the remaining 22 % (n = 16) of CRC-affected probands for mutations in the 3′ end of the PMS2 gene. No deletions encompassing any or all of exons 12 through 15 were identified; therefore, our results suggest that 3′ deletions in PMS2 are not a frequent occurrence in such families ...
Hereditary Cancer Standard Kit는 유방암, 난소암, 결장암, 자궁내막암, 악성 흑색종, 췌장암, 위암, 전립샘암, 폐암 등과 관련된 31개의 유전자를 확인할 수 있도록 디자인 되어 있습니다. 셀레믹스의 Hereditary Cancer Standard Kit 는 전체 CDS 영역을 분리함으로서 유전자 변이의 검출 정도를 증가 시킬 수 있습니다 ...
Hereditary Cancer Standard Kit는 유방암, 난소암, 결장암, 자궁내막암, 악성 흑색종, 췌장암, 위암, 전립샘암, 폐암 등과 관련된 31개의 유전자를 확인할 수 있도록 디자인 되어 있습니다. 셀레믹스의 Hereditary Cancer Standard Kit 는 전체 CDS 영역을 분리함으로서 유전자 변이의 검출 정도를 증가 시킬 수 있습니다 ...
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Germline mutation of DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes is a cause of Lynch syndrome. Methylation of MutL homolog 1 (MLH1) and MutS homolog 2 (MSH2) has been detected in peripheral blood cells of patients with colorectal cancer. This methylation is referred to as epimutation. Methylation of these genes has not been studied in an unselected series of endometrial cancer cases. Therefore, we examined methylation of MLH1, MSH2, and MSH6 promoter regions of peripheral blood cells in 206 patients with endometrial cancer using a methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP). Germline mutation of MMR genes, microsatellite instability (MSI), and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were also analyzed in each case with epimutation. MLH1 epimutation was detected in a single patient out of a total of 206 (0.49%)-1 out of 58 (1.72%) with an onset age of less than 50 years. The patient with MLH1 epimutation showed high level MSI (MSI-H), loss of MLH1 expression and had developed endometrial cancer at 46 years old,
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second largest cause of cancer-related deaths in Western countries. CRC arises from the colorectal epithelium as a result of the accumulation of genetic alterations in defined oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes (TSG). Two major mechanisms of genomic instability have been identified in sporadic CRC progression. The first, known as chromosomal instability (CIN), results from a series of genetic changes that involve the activation of oncogenes such as K-ras and inactivation of TSG such as p53, DCC/Smad4, and APC. The second, known as microsatellite instability (MSI), results from inactivation of the DNA mismatch repair genes MLH1 and/or MSH2 by hypermethylation of their promoter, and secondary mutation of genes with coding microsatellites, such as transforming growth factor receptor II (TGF-RII) and BAX. Hereditary syndromes have germline mutations in specific genes (mutation in the tumour suppressor gene APC on chromosome 5q in FAP, mutated DNA mismatch repair ...
The topics included eosinophilic esophagitis in children, detecting high-grade dysplasia or carcinoma in Barretts esophagus, advances in management of celiac disease with elemental diet or gluten predigestion, the safety of NSAIDs in inflammatory bowel disease, the role of steroids in development of abscesses, prognosis of colorectal cancer associated with inflammatory bowel disease, screening for familial colorectal cancer in apparently sporadic disease, a new syndrome of familial colorectal cancer, new drugs in the treatment of chronic constipation and obesity, hepatoma risk factors and underserved racial/ethnic groups, and the application of new imaging and biology in diagnosis of gastroenterological disorders ...
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Contents: 1. Cytology of the uterine cervix and corpus M. Fujiwara and C. S. Kong; 2. Cervix: squamous cell carcinoma and precursors M. Fujiwara and C. S. Kong; 3. Cervix: adenocarcinoma and precursors, including variants; 4. Miscellaneous cervical abnormalities; 5. Nonneoplastic endometrium; 6. Endometrial carcinoma precursors: hyperplasia and EIN; 7. Endometrioid adenocarcinoma; 8. Serous adenocarcinoma; 9. Other uterine corpus carcinomas, including variants; 10. Carcinosarcoma; 11. Adenofibroma and adenosarcoma; 12. Uterine smooth muscle tumors; 13. Endometrial stromal tumors; 14. Other uterine mesenchymal tumors; 15. Miscellaneous primary uterine tumors; 16. Uterine metastases: cervix and corpus; 17. Gestational trophoblastic disease; 18. Other pregnancy-related abnormalities; 19. Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer syndrome); 20. Cytology of peritoneum and abdominal washings C. Haynes and C. S. Kong; Index.. ...

Lynch syndrome Disease Ontology Browser - DOID:3883Lynch syndrome Disease Ontology Browser - DOID:3883

... hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer; hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasm; HNPCC - hereditary nonpolyposis colon ... Synonyms: COCA 1; Hereditary Defective Mismatch Repair syndrome; hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer type 1; ... hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer; hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasm; HNPCC - hereditary nonpolyposis colon ... Synonyms: COCA 1; Hereditary Defective Mismatch Repair syndrome; hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer type 1; ...
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Malignant melanoma in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer - Ponti - 2008 - British Journal of Dermatology -...Malignant melanoma in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer - Ponti - 2008 - British Journal of Dermatology -...

Jinru Shia, Susanne Holck, Giovanni DePetris, Joel K. Greenson, David S. Klimstra, Lynch syndrome-associated neoplasms: a ... Malignant melanoma in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Authors. *. G. Ponti,. *Department of Oncology ... B.H. Thiers, Malignant melanoma in patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, Yearbook of Dermatology and ... typical of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) tumours, has been proposed.. Objectives To characterize clinically ...
more infohttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2008.08575.x/full

MT1XT20 single quasi-monomorphic mononucleotide marker for detection of microsatellite instability in iranian patients with...MT1XT20 single quasi-monomorphic mononucleotide marker for detection of microsatellite instability in iranian patients with...

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) ,Microsatellite instability (MSI), MT1XT20, Quasi-monomorphic repeats. ... QZ pathology-Neoplasms. Divisions:. Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department , Cellular and Molecular Research Center. ... This study aimed to evaluate MT1XT20 mononucleotide marker in Iranian patients with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer ( ... Background: Colorectal malignancies with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H), either hereditary or sporadic, demonstrate ...
more infohttp://eprints.skums.ac.ir/834/

WikiGenes - Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary NonpolyposisWikiGenes - Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis

Biological context of Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. *Anatomical context of Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary ... High impact information on Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. *A role for MLH3 in hereditary nonpolyposis ... Disease relevance of Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. *High impact information on Colorectal Neoplasms, ... Gene context of Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. *Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Colorectal ...
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Analysis of Metachronous Colorectal Neoplasms and Survival Following Segmental or Extended Resection in Patients With...Analysis of Metachronous Colorectal Neoplasms and Survival Following Segmental or Extended Resection in Patients With...

Purpose: The high incidence of metachronous colorectal tumours in patients with hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer ( ... Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: diagnostic strategies and their implications. Bonis PA, Trikalinos TA, Chung M, Chew ... Neoplasms and Survival Following Segmental or Extended Resection in Patients With Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer ... Neoplasms and Survival Following Segmental or Extended Resection in Patients With Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer ...
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Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal CancerHereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

... , Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer, Lynch Syndrome, HNPCC. ... Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis, COLORECTAL NEOPL HEREDITARY NONPOLYPOSIS, HEREDITARY NONPOLYPOSIS COLORECTAL ... Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer. Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer Aka: Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal ... Hereditary Nonpolyposis [Disease/Finding], Familial Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer, Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms. ...
more infohttps://fpnotebook.com/gi/HemeOnc/HrdtryNnplypsClrctlCncr.htm

Compound Report CardCompound Report Card

Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. D003123. Orphanet:144. Lynch syndrome. 2. ClinicalTrials. Adenoma. D000236. EFO: ... Colorectal Neoplasms. D015179. EFO:1001951. colorectal carcinoma. 2. ClinicalTrials. Diverticulitis. D004238. EFO:1001460. ...
more infohttps://www.ebi.ac.uk/chembldb/index.php/compound/inspect/CHEMBL704

Compound Report CardCompound Report Card

Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. D003123. Orphanet:144. Lynch syndrome. 1. ClinicalTrials. Distal Myopathies. ... Breast Neoplasms. D001943. EFO:0000305. breast carcinoma. 2. ClinicalTrials. Headache. D006261. HP:0002315. Headache. 3. ... Prostatic Neoplasms. D011471. EFO:0000673. prostate adenocarcinoma. 2. ClinicalTrials. Bursitis. D002062. EFO:1000941. frozen ...
more infohttps://www.ebi.ac.uk/chembl/compound/inspect/CHEMBL154

Survivorship in Lynch Syndrome Families - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.govSurvivorship in Lynch Syndrome Families - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Colorectal Neoplasms. Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. Intestinal Neoplasms. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. ... Digestive System Neoplasms. Neoplasms by Site. Neoplasms. Digestive System Diseases. Gastrointestinal Diseases. Colonic ... Up to 30 colorectal cancer survivors and up to 30 close relatives of colorectal cancer survivors will take part in this portion ... Up to 200 colorectal cancer survivors and up to 200 close relatives of colorectal cancer survivors will take part in this ...
more infohttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01126840?cond=%22Lynch+syndrome%22&rank=17

Uncertain Genetic Test Results for Lynch Syndrome - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.govUncertain Genetic Test Results for Lynch Syndrome - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. Colorectal Neoplasms. Intestinal Neoplasms. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. ... Digestive System Neoplasms. Neoplasms by Site. Neoplasms. Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary. Digestive System Diseases. ... Survival analysis of endometrial carcinoma associated with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer. 2002 Nov 10 ... with 30 to 40 individuals who have received a VUS test result for one of the Lynch Syndrome/Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal ...
more infohttps://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01646112?recr=Open&intr=%22genetic+testing%22&rank=17

Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Program - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.govPancreatic Cancer Early Detection Program - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Pancreatic Neoplasms. Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome. ... Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal. Neoplasms by Histologic Type. Neoplasms. Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue. Nevi and Melanomas. ... Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial. Digestive System Neoplasms. Neoplasms by Site. Endocrine Gland Neoplasms. Digestive System ... Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm) and PanIN (Pancreatic intraepithelial Neoplasm). ...
more infohttps://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02206360

Retrospective Study Assessing Molecular Features Predicting Response to CetuximabRetrospective Study Assessing Molecular Features Predicting Response to Cetuximab

Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. A group of autosomal-dominant inherited diseases in which COLON CANCER arises in ... Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms associated with other malignancies, more commonly of ovarian or uterine origin. ... Unlike FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI with hundreds of polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms occur much later, in the ... Mutations in the human MLH1 gene are associated with COLORECTAL NEOPLASMS, HEREDITARY NONPOLYPOSIS. ...
more infohttps://www.bioportfolio.com/resources/trial/98741/Retrospective-Study-Assessing-Molecular-Features-Predicting-Response-to-Cetuximab.html

Kanth, Priyanka , MD, MSCI, FACG - Gastroenterology , Colon Cancer , Internal Medicine | University of Utah HealthKanth, Priyanka , MD, MSCI, FACG - Gastroenterology , Colon Cancer , Internal Medicine | University of Utah Health

Colorectal Cancer Genetics. *Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. *Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohns/Ulcerative ... Kanth P, Grimmett J, Champine M, Burt R, Samadder NJ (2017 Aug 08). Hereditary Colorectal Polyposis and Cancer Syndromes: A ... Colorectal and General Surgery. Resident. Research Fellow. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Gastroenterology. ... Kanth P, et al (). Use of a Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Tool for Patients Undergoing Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy: A ...
more infohttps://healthcare.utah.edu/fad/mddetail.php?physicianID=u0714617&

Caracterização imuno-histoquímica e molecular dos pacientes com suspeita clínica...Caracterização imuno-histoquímica e molecular dos pacientes com suspeita clínica...

Colorectal neoplasm hereditary nonpolyposis. Colorectal neoplasms. Immunohistochemistry. Microsatellite instability. Practice ... OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency of Lynch Syndrome in patients with familial cancer history submitted to colorectal cancer ... PATIENTS AND METHODS: 458 colorectal cancer (CRC) cases were studied, from the Coloproctology Unit of the Department of ... with one of the neoplasms occurred before 50 years of age), had a 10.6 increased chance to display positive MSI. Based on the ...
more infohttp://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/5/5168/tde-09022015-095440/pt-br.php

Disruption of an exon splicing enhancer in exon 3 of MLH1 is the cause of HNPCC in a Quebec family | Journal of Medical GeneticsDisruption of an exon splicing enhancer in exon 3 of MLH1 is the cause of HNPCC in a Quebec family | Journal of Medical Genetics

hereditary non-polyposis colorectal neoplasms. *mismatch repair. *molecular diagnostic techniques. View Full Text ... 3Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University. ...
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Research Faculty -  Last Initial D - Wake Forest School of MedicineResearch Faculty - Last Initial D - Wake Forest School of Medicine

Bone Neoplasms; Pathology, Clinical; Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis; Early Detection of Cancer; Bone Diseases ... Adaptation, Psychological; Yoga; Breast Neoplasms; Quality of Life; Neoplasms Academic: 336-716-7402. Department: 336-716-2011 ... Esophagectomy; Esophageal Neoplasms; Radiotherapy, Adjuvant; Radiotherapy Dosage; Forecasting Academic: 336-716-4464. ... Yttrium Radioisotopes; Liver Neoplasms; Brachytherapy; Microspheres; Embolization, Therapeutic Academic: 336-713-6511. ...
more infohttp://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/FacultySR.htm?st=D&li=D&ft=R

Germ line mutations of hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes in Japanese families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC):...Germ line mutations of hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes in Japanese families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC):...

... in hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes were analyzed in patients from 11 Japanese families that had been diagnosed as carrying hereditary ... Colorectal neoplasms hereditary Nonpolyposis DNA repair gene Mutation DNA diagnosis Abbreviations. HNPCC. Hereditary ... Germ line mutations of hMSH2 and hMLH1 genes in Japanese families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC): ... and pathology of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: an updated review. Gastroenterology 104: 1535-1549PubMedGoogle ...
more infohttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00198903

Article abstract | Medical Science MonitorArticle abstract | Medical Science Monitor

Keywords: Apoptosis, Barbering, Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis, RNA, Long Noncoding. Full Text Order reprints ... RESULTS: Treatment with berberine suppressed cell viability of colorectal cancer by promoting apoptosis level. LncRNA CASC2 was ... Berberine Promotes Apoptosis of Colorectal Cancer via Regulation of the Long Non-Coding RNA (lncRNA) Cancer Susceptibility ... during the treatment of human colorectal cancer using berberine.. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Reverse transcription-quantitative PCR ...
more infohttps://www.medscimonit.com/abstract/index/idArt/912082

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Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms DNA Mismatch Repair Genetic Predisposition to Disease 18 Citations ...
more infohttps://ohsu.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/james-christopher-austin

Mave- Tarmkirurgi - Publikationer
     - Aalborg Universitets forskningsportalMave- Tarmkirurgi - Publikationer - Aalborg Universitets forskningsportal

Colorectal Neoplasms Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms Second Primary Neoplasms Population Control Neoplasms ... Risk of multiple colorectal cancer development depends on age and subgroup in individuals with hereditary predisposition. ... Risk of Synchronous and Metachronous Colorectal Cancer: Population-Based Estimates in Denmark with Focus on Non-Hereditary ... Kousgaard, S. J., Kirk, K. F., Nielsen, H. L. & Thorlacius-Ussing, O., 1 maj 2018, I : Colorectal Disease. 20, S4, s. 49-51 3 s ...
more infohttps://vbn.aau.dk/da/organisations/mave-tarmkirurgi/publications/?ordering=title&descending=false&page=3

Poor Performance of Clinical Prediction Models: The Harm of Commonly Applied Methods - PubMedPoor Performance of Clinical Prediction Models: The Harm of Commonly Applied Methods - PubMed

Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis / genetics *. Actions. * Search in PubMed * Search in MeSH ... Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer: Diagnostic Strategies and Their Implications PA Bonis et al. Evid Rep Technol Assess ... Validation of Predictive Models for Germline Mutations in DNA Mismatch Repair Genes in Colorectal Cancer JG Monzon et al. Int J ... One of the strongest predictors of colorectal cancer risk is carrying a germline mutation in a DNA mismatch repair (MMR) gene. ...
more infohttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29174118/

Thomas McGarrity, MD - Research Output
     - Penn StateThomas McGarrity, MD - Research Output - Penn State

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms Microsatellite Instability Guidelines Genetic Counseling Neoplasms 2009 201 ... Mukherjee, A., McGarrity, T., Ruggiero, F., Koltun, W., McKenna, K., Poritz, L. & Baker, M., Nov 22 2010, In : Hereditary ... Colorectal cancer screening. Crossing the threshold. McGarrity, T., Jan 1 1997, In : Gastroenterology International. 10, 1, p. ... Protein kinase C activity as a potential marker for colorectal neoplasia. McGarrity, T. J. & Peiffer, L. P., Mar 1 1994, In : ...
more infohttps://pennstate.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/thomas-mcgarrity/publications/?type=%2Fdk%2Fatira%2Fpure%2Fresearchoutput%2Fresearchoutputtypes%2Fcontributiontojournal%2Farticle

Sorafenib With Irinotecan in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) and K-RAS MutationSorafenib With Irinotecan in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) and K-RAS Mutation

Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis. A group of autosomal-dominant inherited diseases in which COLON CANCER arises in ... Unlike FAMILIAL POLYPOSIS COLI with hundreds of polyps, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal neoplasms occur much later, in the ... Colorectal Neoplasms. Tumors or cancer of the COLON or the RECTUM or both. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include chronic ... The absence of these genes is associated with the formation of colorectal cancer (DCC stands for deleted in colorectal cancer ...
more infohttps://www.bioportfolio.com/resources/trial/72123/Sorafenib-With-Irinotecan-in-Metastatic-Colorectal-Cancer-mCRC-and-K-RAS-Mutation.html

Hart, S.<...Hart, S.<...

A clinical guide to hereditary cancer panel testing: evaluation of gene-specific cancer associations and sensitivity of genetic ... Breast Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences * Mutation Medicine & Life Sciences * Neoplasm Genes Medicine & Life Sciences ... of uncertain significance in BRCA1 and BRCA2 using personal and family history of cancer from individuals in a large hereditary ...
more infohttps://mayoclinic.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/steven-hart

Health Sciences Research - Research Output
     - Mayo ClinicHealth Sciences Research - Research Output - Mayo Clinic

Colorectal Neoplasms * Hereditary Neoplastic Syndromes * Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms * Adenomatous Polyposis ... Hereditary Cancer Syndromes-A Primer on Diagnosis and Management: Part 1: Breast-Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. Samadder, N. J., ... Hereditary Cancer Syndromes-A Primer on Diagnosis and Management, Part 2: Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes. Samadder, N. J., ... A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Regorafenib and TAS-102 in Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Sonbol, M ...
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  • Garg, K , Karnezis, A & Rabban, JT 2018, ' Uncommon hereditary gynaecological tumour syndromes: pathological features in tumours that may predict risk for a germline mutation ', Pathology , vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 238-256. (elsevier.com)
  • However, pathologists also may encounter gynaecological tumours in women with rare hereditary syndromes. (elsevier.com)
  • however, approximately 5%-10% of breast and gynecologic cancers are hereditary and due to an inherited pathogenic variant. (invitae.com)