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Randall W. Burt, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah School of Medicine
30 N. 1900 E
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Dr. Burt is professor emeritus at the University of Utah, School of Medicine, where he held Barnes Chair of Medicine until his retirement. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah, did internal medicine training at Barnes Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, and GI fellowship training at the University of Utah. His career has focused on familial risk and genetics of colon cancer. He was part of the group that discovered the APC gene, the gene responsible for FAP when mutated and also the first gene mutated in over 85% of all colon cancers.
Dr. Burt has been a leader in the application of genetic testing to colon cancer syndromes, syndrome phenotype description, syndrome clinical management and syndrome chemoprevention. He has been associated with the Huntsman Cancer Institute of the University of Utah for more than two decades serving in multiple capacities including senior director of prevention and outreach and senior director of the inherited cancer syndromes clinic. At the national level, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Gastroenterological Association, and chair of the NCCN colon cancer prevention guidelines committee.
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