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Indsigter og udfordringer i danske Lynch-syndrom-familier

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Molekylærbiolog Christina Therkildsen, afdelingslæge Susanne Timshel, professor Mef Nilbert & den diagnostiske HNPCC-gruppe* Københavns Universitet, Klinisk Forskningscenter og HNPCC-registret, og Hvidovre Hospital, Gastroenheden
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Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(25):2252-2255
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2252-2255
Summary Danish Lynch syndrome families Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(25):2252-2255 The Danish Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) Register is a national resource that registers families with hereditary colorectal cancer. HNPCC is the most common type of hereditary colorectal cancer and carries an increased risk of other tumor types. Genetic diagnostics has identified 88 unique mutations in 164 Danish families delineated as Lynch syndrome families. Predictive genetic diagnostics enables the identification of high risk individuals, who are offered participation in surveillance programmes that effectively reduce morbidity and mortality in colorectal cancer.
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