Study revises colorectal cancer risk down and other cancer risks up for women with Lynch Syndrome

(University of Colorado Denver) "This new information helps patient care in two important ways. First, it helps us counsel women with Lynch Syndrome who have had endometrial cancer about the magnitude of their future cancer risk. Second, it helps fill in the picture of the spectrum of cancers that are associated with Lynch Syndrome," says co-author.
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Genetics in Medicine, Published online: 15 May 2020; doi:10.1038/s41436-020-0819-0Overcoming the challenges associated with universal screening for Lynch syndrome in colorectal and endometrial cancer
Source: Genetics in Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results indicate that there is scope to further increase provision of advice at FCCs to ensure that all carriers receive recommendations about evidence-based risk management. A multi-pronged behaviour change and implementation science approach tailored to specific barriers is likely to be needed to achieve optimal clinician behaviours and outcomes for carriers.
Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, somatic mutational signatures suggest that conventional MMR status of tumor tissues is likely to underestimate the significance of the predisposing MMR defects as contributors to breast tumorigenesis in LS. PMID: 32292574 [PubMed]
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
Mismatch repair deficiency (MMRD) is involved in the initiation of both hereditary and sporadic tumors. MMRD has been extensively studied in colorectal cancer and endometrial cancer, but not so in other tumors, such as ovarian carcinoma. We have determined the expression of mismatch repair proteins in a large cohort of 502 early-stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma entailing all the 5 main subtypes: high-grade serous carcinoma, endometrioid ovarian carcinoma (EOC), clear cell carcinoma (CCC), mucinous carcinoma, and low-grade serous carcinoma. We studied the association of MMRD with clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical ...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract Lynch syndrome (LS), is an autosomal dominant disorder predisposing patients to multiple cancers, predominantly colorectal (CRC) and endometrial, and is implicated in 2-4% of all CRC cases. LS is characterized by mutations of four mismatch repair (MMR) genes which code for proteins responsible for recognizing and repairing DNA lesions occurring through multiple mechanisms including oxidative stress (OS). Increased OS can cause DNA mutations and is considered carcinogenic. Due to reduced MMR activity, LS patients have an increased risk of cancer as a result of a decreased ability to recognize and repair DN...
Source: Nutrition and Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Nutr Cancer Source Type: research
ra Maria Claudia Nogueira Zerbini Francisco Tibor Denes Ana Claudia Latronico Berenice Bilharinho Mendonca Madson Queiroz Almeida Antonio Marcondes Lerario Ibere Cauduro Soares Maria Candida Barisson Villares Fragoso Adrenocortical cancer is a rare malignant neoplasm associated with a dismal prognosis. Identification of the molecular pathways involved in adrenal tumorigenesis is essential for a better understanding of the disease mechanism and improvement of its treatment. The aim of this study is to define the prevalence of alterations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes in Lynch syndrome among pediatri...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) To describe and compare Texas Nurse Practitioners' and Physician Assistants' knowledge and use of current screening guidelines for individuals at varying risk for colorectal cancer and (2) to compare their recommendations for referral for genetic counseling for persons at increased risk for colorectal or endometrial cancer. The study used a descriptive correlational comparative design. A self-administered web-based survey was sent to the members of the Texas Nurse Practitioner Association and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. The questionnaire consisted of 44 items categ...
Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research
We present a 47-year-old woman with an MLH1 gene mutation (G133X 397G>T) who presented with menorrhagia. Eleven family members have this mutation, 6 with carcinoma: 5 colorectal and 1 with a gynecologic primary of unknown type. Colonoscopy and endoscopy were unremarkable. Positron emission and computed tomography revealed a 3 cm anterior dome bladder mass without additional extrauterine disease or uterine connection. She underwent partial cystectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and lymphadenectomy. The uterus demonstrated a dedifferentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma, immunohistochemical...
Source: Applied Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Morphology - Category: Chemistry Tags: Online Articles: Case Reports Source Type: research
AbstractIndividuals who carry pathogenic mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes have high risks of cancer, and small studies have suggested that these risks depend on the sex of the parent from whom the mutation was inherited. We have conducted the first large study of such a parent-of-origin effect (POE). Our study was based on all MMR gene mutation carriers and their relatives in the Colon Cancer Family Registry, comprising 18,226 people. The POE was estimated as a hazard ratio (HR) using a segregation analysis approach that adjusted for ascertainment. HR  = 1 corresponds to no POE and HR > ...
Source: Familial Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Muir-Torre syndrome is a rare subtype of Lynch syndrome characterized by coincidence of skin neoplasm and visceral malignancies. Here, we report a case of this rare disease, whose diagnosis of the syndrome was first suspected by the pathologist. This was a 60-yr-old woman who presented with an axillary skin nodule, which was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma. Further inquiry revealed that she was hospitalized for evaluation of a recurrent vaginal stump endometrial carcinoma. Histologic workup and immunohistochemistry for mismatch repair proteins of both the skin and vaginal tumor suggested the possibility of Muir-Torre syn...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology of the Corpus: Case Reports Source Type: research
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