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Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes and Genetic Testing

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source: Journal of surgical oncology

year: 2015

authors: Macaron C, Leach B H, Burke C A

summary/abstract:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer and cancer deaths in the Western world. Approximately 5-10% of CRC are hereditary, due to a defined genetic cause. Individuals and families affected with a hereditary CRC syndrome exhibit benign and malignant extra-intestinal tumors, require aggressive cancer screening and benefit from management by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. The clinical manifestations, genetic causes and current management of patients with hereditary colon cancer syndrome is provided.

organisation: The Cleveland Clinic

DOI: 10.1002/jso.23706

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