One Family's Journey Living with Lynch Syndrome

A teenager never expects to hear he or she has cancer, especially if it's a type of cancer adults usually get. However, the teen you're about to meet has a gene that greatly increases her risk of getting colon cancer and, as a matter of fact, she's already faced that battle. Vivien Williams shares this family's journey of living with Lynch Syndrome.
Source: Mayo Clinic - Medical Edge Video - Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Source Type: video

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Lynch syndrome (LS), which is known as a hereditary cancer syndrome, is distinguished by microsatellite instability, represented by the altered number of repetitive sequences in the coding and/or non-coding re...
Source: BMC Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Tumor testing utility in Lynch syndrome (LS) diagnosis is established.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Oncology Source Type: research
Lynch syndrome (LS) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by a germline mutation in DNA mismatch repair genes which increases the risk of several cancers such as endometrial and colorectal cancers. However, there are only a few reports of peritoneal malignancies in patients with LS. Herein, we report the first case of a primary peritoneal low-grade serous carcinoma in a woman with LS and provide a literature review of peritoneal malignancies in patients with LS. The patient was a 72-yr-old gravid 2 para 2 Japanese woman with a germline mutation in MLH1. She had a history of colon cancer and endometrial cancer and was tre...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
AbstractWe investigated the prevalence and characteristics of defective mismatch repair (dMMR) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who would potentially benefit from anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) immunotherapy. Medical records were obtained and reviewed for 1147 patients who underwent surgical resection of stage I –IV CRC, in whom universal screening for Lynch syndrome using immunohistochemistry for MMR proteins had been undertaken. The molecular characteristics of dMMR CRCs were also investigated. Defective MMR accounted for 5.2% of stage I–IV CRC patients, including 12 (1.0% of all CRC patients)...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract The gut microbiota has been associated with colorectal cancer (CRC), but causal alterations preceding CRC have not been elucidated. To prospectively assess microbiome changes prior to colorectal neoplasia, we investigated samples from 100 Lynch syndrome patients using 16S rRNA gene sequencing of colon biopsies, coupled with metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing of feces. Colectomy and CRC history represented the largest effects on microbiome profiles. A subset of Clostridiaceae were depleted in stool corresponding with baseline adenomas, while Desulfovibrio was enriched both in stool and in mucosa...
Source: Cell Host and Microbe - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Cell Host Microbe Source Type: research
DR ROBERT CIMA (Rochester, MN): The authors present a single-institution experience of patients with genetically confirmed Lynch syndrome, who underwent segmental colectomy as treatment for index colon cancer. The natural history of these patients is not well described in the literature, and it suggests it is tied to their underlying genetic profile.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: Southern surgical association article Source Type: research
PB, Shia J, Schultz N, Garcia-Aguilar J, Diaz LA, Goodman K, Saltz LB, Weiser MR, Smith JJ, Stadler ZK Abstract PURPOSE: Evaluate response of mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) rectal cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: dMMR rectal tumors at Memorial Sloan Kettering were retrospectively reviewed for characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. Fifty dMMR rectal cancer patients were identified by immunohistochemistry and/or microsatellite instability analysis, with initial treatment response compared to a matched pMMR rectal cancer cohort. Germline and somatic mutation analyses were evaluated....
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res 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
ConclusionThe patient presented represents the first reported case where both next generation sequencing (NGS) forBRCA LOH and MMR IHC testing of her breast cancer were performed and underscores the importance of using NGS including the reported mutational allelic frequency (MAF) and IHC use to predict the likely responsiveness to the recently approved PARP inhibitors and checkpoint inhibitor therapies (Robson et al in N Engl J Med 377:523 –533, 2017, Lemery et al in 377(15):1409–1412,https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1709968, 2017), key because the gatekeeper transforming event for tumors related to inherited cance...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions Lynch syndrome should be suspected in families with familial pancreatic cancer, even in the absence of colon cancers. Specifically, our observation supports the association between the MSH6 c.2194C>T pathogenic variant and extracolonic tumours and it suggests that MSH6 pathogenic variants are associated with familial pancreatic cancer more frequently than assumed.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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