First Prospective Analysis Links Breast and Pancreatic Cancer Risk With Lynch Syndrome

By American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) — From Published at February 23, 2012 Views 1,503 Likes 2

A new prospective study of patients with Lynch syndrome — an inherited disorder of cancer susceptibility caused by mutations in specific DNA repair genes — provides the first strong evidence that people with Lynch syndrome face significantly increased risks of breast and pancreatic cancers. The study also provided new, clearer estimates of the risks of cancers already recognized to be associated with Lynch syndrome, including those of the colon, uterus, ovary, kidney

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