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Lynch Like Syndrome

Elisabeth Joye Petr, Tobias Else
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), particularly when occurring during childhood, has been a traditional component of the tumor spectrum of Li-Fraumeni syndrome. Recent research has defined a significant risk increase of ACC with other familial cancer syndromes, such as Lynch syndrome and multiple endocrine neoplasia. ACC patients can serve as index patients for a new family diagnosis of a hereditary syndrome, allowing for further family cascade genetic testing, impacting the care and surveillance for patients and at risk family members...
August 10, 2018: La Presse Médicale
Jenna Petersen, Cathryn Koptiuch, Yelena P Wu, Ryan Mooney, Ashley Elrick, Kathryn Szczotka, Megan Keener, Lisa Pappas, Priyanka Kanth, Andrew Soisson, Wendy Kohlmann, Kimberly A Kaphingst
OBJECTIVES: To explore patterns of communication among families with a Lynch syndrome diagnosis and understand what resources could facilitate family communication. METHODS: 127 probands (i.e., first person in family with identified mutation) and family members participated in semi-structured interviews about: how they learned about the Lynch syndrome diagnosis, with whom they shared genetic test results, confidence in sharing results with other family members, and helpfulness of educational resources...
July 26, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
Tami J Bang, John Caleb Richards, Amy L Olson, Steve D Groshong, Erwin W Gelfand, David A Lynch
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is associated with significant chronic lung disease. The purpose of this paper was to describe the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic findings of CVID-associated lung diseases. These include airways' disease, interstitial lung disease, lymphoma, and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. In addition, a genetic syndrome termed Kabuki syndrome results in CVID-like immune abnormalities. These patients may also present with CVID-associated lung disease. Awareness and precise identification of CVID-associated lung disease may allow for better assessment of prognosis and direction of therapy...
July 31, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
Michael D Staudt, Alexander John Clark, Allan S Gordon, Mary E Lynch, Pat K Morley-Forster, Howard Nathan, Catherine Smyth, Larry W Stitt, Cory Toth, Mark A Ware, Dwight E Moulin
BACKGROUND: Central neuropathic pain syndromes are a result of central nervous system injury, most commonly related to stroke, traumatic spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis. These syndromes are distinctly less common than peripheral neuropathic pain, and less is known regarding the underlying pathophysiology, appropriate pharmacotherapy, and long-term outcomes. The objective of this study was to determine the long-term clinical effectiveness of the management of central neuropathic pain relative to peripheral neuropathic pain at tertiary pain centers...
July 12, 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Matthew B Yurgelun, Anu B Chittenden, Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Douglas A Rubinson, Richard F Dunne, Margaret M Kozak, Zhi Rong Qian, Marisa W Welch, Lauren K Brais, Annacarolina Da Silva, Justin L Bui, Chen Yuan, Tingting Li, Wanwan Li, Atsuhiro Masuda, Mancang Gu, Andrea J Bullock, Daniel T Chang, Thomas E Clancy, David C Linehan, Jennifer J Findeis-Hosey, Leona A Doyle, Aaron R Thorner, Matthew D Ducar, Bruce M Wollison, Natalia Khalaf, Kimberly Perez, Sapna Syngal, Andrew J Aguirre, William C Hahn, Matthew L Meyerson, Charles S Fuchs, Shuji Ogino, Jason L Hornick, Aram F Hezel, Albert C Koong, Jonathan A Nowak, Brian M Wolpin
PURPOSE: Germline variants in double-strand DNA damage repair (dsDDR) genes (e.g., BRCA1/2) predispose to pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and may predict sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy and poly(ADP) ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. We sought to determine the prevalence and significance of germline cancer susceptibility gene variants in PDAC with paired somatic and survival analyses. METHODS: Using a customized next-generation sequencing panel, germline/somatic DNA was analyzed from 289 patients with resected PDAC ascertained without preselection for high-risk features (e...
July 2, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Mara Fornasarig, Raffaella Magris, Valli De Re, Ettore Bidoli, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Stefania Maiero, Alessandra Viel, Renato Cannizzaro
Lynch syndrome (LS) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are autosomal dominant hereditary diseases caused by germline mutations leading to the development of colorectal cancer. Moreover, these mutations result in the development of a spectrum of different tumors, including gastric cancers (GCs). Since the clinical characteristics of GCs associated with LS and FAP are not well known, we investigated clinical and molecular features of GCs occurring in patients with LS and FAP attending our Institution. The Hereditary Tumor Registry was established in 1994 at the Department of Oncologic Gastroenterology, CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute, Italy...
June 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Steven Sorscher
Choosing the optimal therapy for a patient's cancer has long been based on whether the cancer demonstrates a predictive marker of efficacy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved use of a targeted therapy based solely on tumor molecular markers (pembrolizumab for tumors with deficient mismatch repair [MMR] and high microsatellite instability [MSI]) and approved another therapy based solely on a germline mutation as the predictive marker of benefit (olaparib for BRCA carriers with ovarian or breast cancer) [New Engl J Med 2017;377:1409-1412, N Engl J Med 2012;366:1382-1392, N Eng J Med 2017;377:523-533]...
June 4, 2018: Oncologist
Erbao Chen, Xiaojing Xu, Tianshu Liu
Approximately one-third of individuals diagnosed with colorectal cancer have a family history of cancer, suggesting that CRCs may result from a heritable component. Despite the availability of current gene-identification techniques, only 5% of all CRCs emerge from well-identifiable inherited causes for predisposition, including polyposis and nonpolyposis syndromes. Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer represents a large proportion of cases, and robustly affected patients are at increased risk for early onset, synchronous, and metachronous colorectal malignancies and extracolonic malignancies...
2018: Journal of Oncology
Susan Miesfeldt, W Gregory Feero, Frances L Lucas, Karen Rasmussen
Lynch syndrome (LS) identification leads to improved health outcomes. Universal tumor screening (UTS) facilitates LS identification among colorectal cancer (CRC) and uterine cancer (UC) cases; institutional management affects screening program implementation and outcomes. There has been limited study of institutional UTS program care coordination needs, including patient navigation of genetic counseling referrals. We examined the influence of patient navigators on access to cancer genetic services among LS UTS screen-positive cases within a single institution...
May 23, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Christina Therkildsen, Pontus Eriksson, Mattias Höglund, Mats Jönsson, Gottfrid Sjödahl, Mef Nilbert, Fredrik Liedberg
Lynch syndrome confers an increased risk for urothelial carcinoma (UC). Molecular subtypes may be relevant to prognosis and therapeutic possibilities, but have to date not been defined in Lynch syndrome-associated urothelial cancer. We aimed to provide a molecular description of Lynch syndrome-associated UC. Thus, Lynch syndrome-associated UCs of the upper urinary tract and the urinary bladder were identified in the Danish hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) register and were transcriptionally and immunohistochemically profiled and further related to data from 307 sporadic urothelial carcinomas...
May 23, 2018: Molecular Oncology
Kohji Tanakaya
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common genetic cancer syndromes, occurring at a rate of 1 per 250-1000 in the general population. This autosomal dominant disease is caused by a germline variant in one of the four mismatch repair genes, MSH2, MLH1, MSH6, PMS2, or the EPCAM gene. LS develops at early ages in colorectal cancer (CRC), endometrial cancer, and various other associated tumors. Accurate diagnosis of LS and utilization of various risk-reduction strategies such as surveillance, prophylactic surgery, and chemoprevention could improve clinical outcomes...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Jessica A Hemminger, Rachel Pearlman, Sigurdis Haraldsdottir, Deborah Knight, Jon Gunnlaugur Jonasson, Colin C Pritchard, Heather Hampel, Wendy L Frankel
Lynch syndrome (LS) is the most common form of hereditary colon cancer (CRC). Germline mutations in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes MLH1, MSH2 (EPCAM), MSH6, and PMS2, followed by a second hit to the remaining allele leads to cancer development. Universal tumor screening for LS is routinely performed on CRC, and screening has identified patients with unexplained MMR deficiency that lack MLH1 methylation and a germline mutation. Tumor sequencing has since identified double somatic (DS) mutations in the MMR gene corresponding with the absent protein in 69% of these patients...
April 30, 2018: Human Pathology
Akihiro Ohmoto, Chigusa Morizane, Emi Kubo, Erina Takai, Hiroko Hosoi, Yasunari Sakamoto, Shunsuke Kondo, Hideki Ueno, Kazuaki Shimada, Shinichi Yachida, Takuji Okusaka
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer (PC) is categorized as a neoplasm associated with Lynch syndrome; however, the precise proportion of PC patients harboring DNA mismatch repair genes (MMR genes) remains unclear, especially in the Asian population. METHODS: Among 304 Japanese patients with pathologically proven pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, we selected 20 (6.6%) patients with a personal or family history involving first- or second-degree relatives fulfilling the revised Bethesda guidelines (RBG), defined as RBG-compatible cases...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
Paula Paulo, Sofia Maia, Carla Pinto, Pedro Pinto, Augusta Monteiro, Ana Peixoto, Manuel R Teixeira
Considering that mutations in known prostate cancer (PrCa) predisposition genes, including those responsible for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer and Lynch syndromes, explain less than 5% of early-onset/familial PrCa, we have sequenced 94 genes associated with cancer predisposition using next generation sequencing (NGS) in a series of 121 PrCa patients. We found monoallelic truncating/functionally deleterious mutations in seven genes, including ATM and CHEK2, which have previously been associated with PrCa predisposition, and five new candidate PrCa associated genes involved in cancer predisposing recessive disorders, namely RAD51C, FANCD2, FANCI, CEP57 and RECQL4...
April 2018: PLoS Genetics
Nayê Balzan Schneider, Tatiane Pastor, André Escremim de Paula, Maria Isabel Achatz, Ândrea Ribeiro Dos Santos, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna, Clévia Rosset, Manuela Pinheiro, Patricia Ashton-Prolla, Miguel Ângelo Martins Moreira, Edenir Inêz Palmero
Lynch syndrome (LS) is the most common hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, caused by germline mutations in one of the major genes involved in mismatch repair (MMR): MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 and more rarely, PMS2. Recently, germline deletions in EPCAM have been also associated to the syndrome. Most of the pathogenic MMR mutations found in LS families occur in MLH1 or MSH2. Gene variants include missense, nonsense, frameshift mutations, large genomic rearrangements and splice-site variants and most of the studies reporting the molecular characterization of LS families have been conducted outside South America...
May 2018: Cancer Medicine
Raffaella Liccardo, Marina De Rosa, Paola Izzo, Francesca Duraturo
Lynch Syndrome (LS) is associated with germline mutations in one of the mismatch repair (MMR) genes, including MutL homolog 1 (MLH1), MutS homolog 2 (MSH2), MSH6, PMS1 homolog 2, mismatch repair system component (PMS2), MLH3 and MSH3. The mutations identified in MMR genes are point mutations or large rearrangements. The point mutations are certainly pathogenetic whether they determine formation of truncated protein. The mutations that arise in splice sites are classified as 'likely pathogenic' variants. In the present study, a novel splicing mutation was identified, (named c...
May 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Anne Mills, Sara Zadeh, Emily Sloan, Zachary Chinn, Susan C Modesitt, Kari L Ring
Mismatch repair-deficient endometrial carcinomas are optimal candidates for immunotherapy given their high neoantigen loads, robust lymphoid infiltrates, and frequent PD-L1 expression. However, co-opting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway is just one mechanism that tumors can utilize to evade host immunity. Another immune modulatory molecule that has been demonstrated in endometrial carcinoma is indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO). We herein evaluate IDO expression in 60 endometrial carcinomas and assess results in relation to PD-L1 and mismatch repair status...
March 20, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
Nicole Köger, Lea Paulsen, Francisco López-Kostner, Adriana Della Valle, Carlos Alberto Vaccaro, Edenir Inêz Palmero, Karin Alvarez, Carlos Sarroca, Florencia Neffa, Pablo German Kalfayan, Maria Laura Gonzalez, Benedito Mauro Rossi, Rui Manuel Reis, Angela Brieger, Stefan Zeuzem, Inga Hinrichsen, Mev Dominguez-Valentin, Guido Plotz
Inactivating mutations in the MLH1 gene cause the cancer predisposition Lynch syndrome, but for small coding genetic variants it is mostly unclear if they are inactivating or not. Nine such MLH1 variants have been identified in South American colorectal cancer (CRC) patients (p.Tyr97Asp, p.His112Gln, p.Pro141Ala, p.Arg265Pro, p.Asn338Ser, p.Ile501del, p.Arg575Lys, p.Lys618del, p.Leu676Pro), and evidence of pathogenicity or neutrality was not available for the majority of these variants. We therefore performed biochemical laboratory testing of the variant proteins and compared the results to protein in silico predictions on structure and conservation...
July 2018: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
Monika Morak, Ayseguel Ibisler, Gisela Keller, Ellen Jessen, Andreas Laner, Daniela Gonzales-Fassrainer, Melanie Locher, Trisari Massdorf, Anke M Nissen, Anna Benet-Pagès, Elke Holinski-Feder
BACKGROUND: Germline defects in MLH1 , MSH2 , MSH6 and PMS2 predisposing for Lynch syndrome (LS) are mainly based on sequence changes, whereas a constitutional epimutation of MLH1 (CEM) is exceptionally rare. This abnormal MLH1 promoter methylation is not hereditary when arising de novo, whereas a stably heritable and variant-induced CEM was described for one single allele. We searched for MLH1 promoter variants causing a germline or somatic methylation induction or transcriptional repression...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
Mev Dominguez-Valentin, Sigve Nakken, Hélène Tubeuf, Daniel Vodak, Per Olaf Ekstrøm, Anke M Nissen, Monika Morak, Elke Holinski-Feder, Alexandra Martins, Pål Møller, Eivind Hovig
BACKGROUND: The genetic mechanisms for families who meet the clinical criteria for Lynch syndrome (LS) but do not carry pathogenic variants in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes are still undetermined. We aimed to study the potential contribution of genes other than MMR genes to the biological and clinical characteristics of Norwegian families fulfilling Amsterdam (AMS) criteria or revised Bethesda guidelines. METHODS: The Hereditary Cancer Biobank of the Norwegian Radium Hospital was interrogated to identify individuals with a high risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) for whom no pathogenic variants in MMR genes had been found in routine diagnostic DNA sequencing...
February 20, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
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