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hereditary colorectal cancer

Amarpreet Bhalla, Muhammad Zulfiqar, Martin H Bluth
The molecular pathogenesis and classification of colorectal carcinoma are based on the traditional adenomaecarcinoma sequence, serrated polyp pathway, and microsatellite instability (MSI). The genetic basis for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer is the detection of mutations in the MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, and EPCAM genes. Genetic testing for Lynch syndrome includes MSI testing, methylator phenotype testing, BRAF mutation testing, and molecular testing for germline mutations in MMR genes. Molecular makers with predictive and prognostic implications include quantitative multigene reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction assay and KRAS and BRAF mutation analysis...
June 2018: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
Lior Segev, Matthew F Kalady, James M Church
BACKGROUND: National databases show a recent significant increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer in people younger than 50. With current recommendations to begin average-risk screening at age 50, these patients do not have the opportunity to be screened. We hypothesized that most of the cancers among the young would be left sided, which would create an opportunity for screening the young by flexible sigmoidoscopy. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to analyze the anatomic distribution of sporadic colorectal cancers in patients under the age of 50...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Trilokesh D Kidambi, Dena Goldberg, Robert Nussbaum, Amie Blanco, Sarah E Umetsu, Jonathan P Terdiman, Jeffrey K Lee
MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP) is a hereditary cancer syndrome that is caused by biallelic pathogenic variants in the MUTYH gene and should be evaluated for in patients with an attenuated colonic polyposis phenotype. Monoallelic pathogenic variants in MUTYH are associated with a moderate increased risk of colorectal cancer but not with the polyposis phenotype. We present a case of a patient presenting with multiple colonic adenomatous polyps, whose germline testing revealed a heterozygous pathogenic variant in MUTYH in exon 13, c...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Tomer Adar, Linda H Rodgers, Kristen M Shannon, Makoto Yoshida, Tianle Ma, Anthony Mattia, Gregory Y Lauwers, Anthony J Iafrate, Nicole M Hartford, Esther Oliva, Daniel C Chung
BACKGROUND: Lynch syndrome (LS) is the most common hereditary cause of colorectal cancer (CRC) and endometrial cancer (EC). Screening of all CRCs for LS is currently recommended, but screening of ECs is inconsistent. The objective of this study was to determine the added value of screening both CRC and EC tumors in the same population. METHODS: A prospective, immunohistochemistry (IHC)-based screening program for all patients with newly diagnosed CRCs and ECs was initiated in 2011 and 2013, respectively, at 2 centers (primary and tertiary)...
May 11, 2018: Cancer
Xiaomei Zhang, Senqing Chen, Jun Yu, Yuanying Zhang, Min Lv, Ming Zhu
Germline mutations of DNA mismatch repair gene human MutS homolog 2 ( hMSH2 ) are associated with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). A total of one-third of these mutations are missense mutations. Several hMSH2 missense mutations have been identified in patients in East Asia, although their function has not been evaluated. In the present study, the role of ten hMSH2 missense mutations in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer was examined. The hMSH2/hMSH6 protein interaction system was established using yeast two-hybrid screening...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
Christoph Schramm, Katharina Janhsen, Jan-Hinnerk Hofer, Hans Toermer, Annette Stelzer, Frank Stenschke, Michael Stollenwerk, Ingo Scheller, Sonja Lang, Tobias Goeser, Hans-Michael Steffen
BACKGROUND:  Serrated polyps have been recognized as precursors of colorectal cancer (CRC) via the serrated pathway. Endoscopic detection and histopathological evaluation of serrated polyps are challenging. The aims of this study were to determine detection rates of the recently proposed entity of clinically relevant serrated polyps (crSPs) and to identify factors that influence their detection in a primary colonoscopy screening cohort. METHODS:  We retrospectively analyzed average-risk screening colonoscopies performed at a tertiary academic hospital and six community-based private practices in Germany between 01/01/2012 and 14/12/2016...
May 4, 2018: Endoscopy
Courtney Moreno, David H Kim, Twyla B Bartel, Brooks D Cash, Kevin J Chang, Barry W Feig, Kathryn J Fowler, Evelyn M Garcia, Avinash R Kambadakone, Drew L Lambert, Angela D Levy, Daniele Marin, Christine M Peterson, Christopher D Scheirey, Martin P Smith, Stefanie Weinstein, Laura R Carucci
This review summarizes the relevant literature regarding colorectal screening with imaging. For individuals at average or moderate risk for colorectal cancer, CT colonography is usually appropriate for colorectal cancer screening. After positive results on a fecal occult blood test or immunohistochemical test, CT colonography is usually appropriate for colorectal cancer detection. For individuals at high risk for colorectal cancer (eg, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn colitis), optical colonoscopy is preferred because of its ability to obtain biopsies to detect dysplasia...
May 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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
Aoife J McCarthy, Runjan Chetty
Smad4 or DPC4 belongs to a family of signal transduction proteins that are phosphorylated and activated by transmembrane serine-threonine receptor kinases in response to transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) signaling via several pathways. The gene acts as a tumour suppressor gene and inactivation of smad4/DPC4 is best recognised in pancreatic cancer. However, smad4/DPC4 is also mutated in other conditions and cancers such as juvenile polyposis syndrome with and without hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia, colorectal and prostate cancers...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Tamara Cacev, Emilija Zapletal, Vesna Musani, Ivana Rako, Bozo Loncar, Gorana Aralica, Sanja Kapitanovic
BACKGROUND: mutS homolog 2 (MSH2) deficiency may be involved in the development of microsatellite instability found in certain sporadic colorectal tumors. In addition to mutations or loss of heterozygosity resulting in complete loss of MSH2 function, polymorphisms affecting MSH2 expression have been also identified. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine MSH2 status in sporadic colon cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MSH2 status was examined at the DNA, RNA and protein levels through loss of heterozygosity (LOH) analysis, quantitative real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry...
May 2018: Anticancer Research
Mala Pande, Aron Joon, Abenaa M Brewster, Wei V Chen, John L Hopper, Cathy Eng, Sanjay Shete, Graham Casey, Fredrick Schumacher, Yi Lin, Tabitha A Harrison, Emily White, Habibul Ahsan, Irene L Andrulis, Alice S Whittemore, Esther M John, Aung Ko Win, Enes Makalic, Daniel F Schmidt, Miroslaw K Kapuscinski, Heather M Ochs-Balcom, Steven Gallinger, Mark A Jenkins, Polly A Newcomb, Noralane M Lindor, Ulrike Peters, Christopher I Amos, Patrick M Lynch
BACKGROUND: Clustering of breast and colorectal cancer has been observed within some families and cannot be explained by chance or known high-risk mutations in major susceptibility genes. Potential shared genetic susceptibility between breast and colorectal cancer, not explained by high-penetrance genes, has been postulated. We hypothesized that yet undiscovered genetic variants predispose to a breast-colorectal cancer phenotype. METHODS: To identify variants associated with a breast-colorectal cancer phenotype, we analyzed genome-wide association study (GWAS) data from cases and controls that met the following criteria: cases (n = 985) were women with breast cancer who had one or more first- or second-degree relatives with colorectal cancer, men/women with colorectal cancer who had one or more first- or second-degree relatives with breast cancer, and women diagnosed with both breast and colorectal cancer...
2018: PloS One
Giuseppe Latini, Claudio De Felice, Alessandro Barducci, Lucia Dipaola, Mattia Gentile, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Mario Correale, Giorgio Bianciardi
Cancer is the most important cause of death worldwide, and early cancer detection is the most fundamental factor for efficacy of treatment, prognosis, and increasing survival rate. Over the years great effort has been devoted to discovering and testing new biomarkers that can improve its diagnosis, especially at an early stage. Here we report the potential usefulness of new, easily applicable, non-invasive and relatively low-cost clinical biomarkers, based on abnormalities of oral mucosa spectral reflectance and fractal geometry of the vascular networks in several different tissues, for identification of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer carriers as well for detection of other tumors, even at an early stage...
April 6, 2018: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
Helle Vendel Petersen, Birgitte Lidegaard Frederiksen, Charlotte Kvist Lautrup, Lars Joachim Lindberg, Steen Ladelund, Mef Nilbert
Dissemination of information on a genetically increased risk should according to guidelines primarily be family-mediated. Incomplete and incorrect information spread has, however, been documented and implies missed possibilities for prevention. In Denmark, the national HNPCC register has been granted an exception to send unsolicited letters with information on hereditary colorectal cancer and an invitation to genetic counseling to members of families with familial and hereditary colorectal cancer. To evaluate this approach, we investigated reactions and attitudes to unsolicited letters in 708 members of families with genetic predisposition and in 1600 individuals from the general population...
April 12, 2018: Familial Cancer
Leolin Katsidzira, Innocent T Gangaidzo, Rudo Makunike-Mutasa, Tadios Manyanga, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Sandie Thomson, Jonathan A Matenga, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Raj Ramesar
The interplay between hereditary and environmental factors in the causation of colorectal cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is poorly understood. We carried out a community based case-control study to identify the risk factors associated with colorectal cancer in Zimbabwe. We recruited 101 cases of colorectal cancer and 202 controls, matched for age, sex and domicile. Potential risk factors including family history, socioeconomic status, urbanization, diabetes mellitus and previous schistosomiasis were evaluated...
April 11, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
Kohei Nakamura, Kentaro Nakayama, Toshiko Minamoto, Tomoka Ishibashi, Kaori Ohnishi, Hitomi Yamashita, Ruriko Ono, Hiroki Sasamori, Sultana Razia, Mohammad Mahmud Hossain, Shanta Kamrunnahar, Masako Ishikawa, Noriyoshi Ishikawa, Satoru Kyo
Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cancer syndrome, occurs because of germline mutations in at least one of four DNA mismatch repair genes (MutL Homolog 1 ( MLH1 ), MutS Homolog 2 ( MSH2 ), MutS Homolog 6 ( MSH6 ), and PMS1 Homolog 2 ( PMS2 )). The disorder is associated with colorectal, endometrial, and other epithelial malignancies, but not cervical cancer. We report a woman with Lynch syndrome with synchronous cervical cancer. This is the first report of Lynch syndrome-related clear cell carcinoma of the cervix, which indicates the possibility of an association between cervical cancer and Lynch syndrome...
March 25, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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...
March 25, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Alessio Cortellini, Melissa Bersanelli, Sebastiano Buti, Elisabetta Gambale, Francesco Atzori, Federica Zoratto, Alessandro Parisi, Davide Brocco, Annagrazia Pireddu, Katia Cannita, Daniela Iacono, Maria R Migliorino, Teresa Gamucci, Michele De Tursi, Tina Sidoni, Maria Tiseo, Maria Michiara, Anselmo Papa, Gesuino Angius, Silverio Tomao, Maria C Fargnoli, Clara Natoli, Corrado Ficorella
AIM: Tumors related to hereditary susceptibility seem to have an immunosensitive phenotype. MATERIALS & METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective study, to investigate if family history of cancer, multiple neoplasms and early onset of cancer could be related to clinical outcomes of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy. Activity and efficacy data of 211 advanced cancer patients (kidney, non-small-cell lung cancer, melanoma, urothelium, colorectal and HeN), treated at seven Italian centers with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents, were analyzed...
March 22, 2018: Immunotherapy
Suzanne M Mahon
People with multiple polyps may have a germline mutation that places them at higher risk for developing colorectal, gastrointestinal, and other cancers. Genetic testing can often identify the specific polyposis syndrome and provide insight into appropriate recommendations for cancer prevention and early detection. Individuals with hereditary polyposis syndromes often begin developing polyps in their teenage years and require aggressive gastrointestinal surveillance to remove polyps. For some, the polyp burden will be too high to manage endoscopically and will require risk-reducing colectomies...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Jiekai Yu, Yanqin Huang, Chen Lin, Xiaofen Li, Xuefeng Fang, Chenhan Zhong, Ying Yuan, Shu Zheng
The serum protein markers of colorectal adenoma in patients with a family history of colorectal cancer have been rarely reported. Serum samples from colorectal adenoma patients with or without a family history of colorectal cancer and healthy controls were profiled using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS). The model to distinguish colorectal adenoma patients with a family history of colorectal cancer from atypical hereditary colorectal families (CRA-H) and sporadic colorectal adenoma patients without a family history of colorectal cancer (CRA-S) was established with 85...
2018: Journal of Cancer
Morgan Anyla, Jérémie H Lefevre, Ben Creavin, Chrystelle Colas, Magali Svrcek, Olivier Lascols, Clotilde Debove, Najim Chafai, Emmanuel Tiret, Yann Parc
PURPOSE: Regular follow-up for patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) is vital due to the increased risk of colorectal (50-80%), endometrial (40-60%), and other cancers. However, there is an ongoing debate concerning the best interval between colonoscopies. Currently, no specific endoscopic follow-up has been decided for LS patients who already have an index colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of metachronous cancers (MC) after primary CRC in a LS population and to determinate if endoscopic surveillance should be more intensive...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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