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Germline CDH1 mutations confer a high lifetime risk of developing diffuse gastric (DGC) and lobular breast cancer (LBC). A multidisciplinary workshop was organised to discuss genetic testing, surgery, surveillance strategies, pathology reporting and the patient's perspective on multiple aspects, including diet post gastrectomy. The updated guidelines(More)
IMPORTANCE E-cadherin (CDH1) is a cancer predisposition gene mutated in families meeting clinically defined hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). Reliable estimates of cancer risk and spectrum in germline mutation carriers are essential for management. For families without CDH1 mutations, genetic-based risk stratification has not been possible,(More)
We have combined data from case control studies designed to test the hypothesis that the c-160a promotor polymorphism in the gene coding for the cell adhesion molecule E-cadherin (CDH1) is associated with stomach cancer. A total of 899 individuals (433 patients and 466 controls) were analyzed. The genotype frequencies did not differ significantly between(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency distribution of K-ras-2 point mutation genotypes in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to evaluate the effectiveness of K-ras-2 genotyping as a means to predict localized disease and potential long-term survival. DESIGN Topographic genotyping from archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded large- and biopsy-sized tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic mutations involving oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes occur in carcinogenesis, and may affect biologic behavior of neoplasms. In this study, we analyzed the prognostic value of mutational analysis in colon carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Archival pathology specimens from 70 consecutive patients, resected for stage III colon(More)