Payal P. Khincha

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BACKGROUND Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) is an autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome characterized by a very high lifetime cancer risk and an early age at diagnosis of a wide cancer spectrum. Precise estimates for the risk of first and subsequent cancers are lacking. METHODS The National Cancer Institute's Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Study includes(More)
The inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) are a set of clinically related yet heterogeneous disorders in which at least one hematopoietic cell lineage is significantly reduced. Many of the IBMFS have notably increased cancer risks, as well as other physical findings. Highly penetrant germline mutations in key pathways, such as DNA repair, telomere(More)
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome and telomere biology disorder characterized by dysplastic nails, reticular skin pigmentation and oral leucoplakia. Androgens are a standard therapeutic option for bone marrow failure in those patients with DC who are unable to undergo haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, but there(More)
BACKGROUND Diamond-Blackfan anaemia (DBA) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome (IBMFS) characterised by erythroid hypoplasia. It is associated with congenital anomalies and a high risk of developing specific cancers. DBA is caused predominantly by autosomal dominant pathogenic variants in at least 15 genes affecting ribosomal biogenesis and(More)
The inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) are a rare yet clinically important cause of neonatal hematological and non-hematological manifestations. Many of these syndromes, such as Fanconi anemia, dyskeratosis congenita and Diamond-Blackfan anemia, confer risks of multiple medical complications later in life, including an increased risk of cancer.(More)
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is an inherited bone marrow failure and cancer susceptibility syndrome caused by germline mutations in telomere biology genes. Germline mutations in DKC1, which encodes the protein dyskerin, cause X-linked recessive DC. Because of skewed X-chromosome inactivation, female DKC1 mutation carriers do not typically develop clinical(More)
Several methods have been employed to measure telomere length (TL) in human studies. It has been difficult to directly compare the results from these studies because of differences in the laboratory techniques and output parameters. We compared TL measurements (TLMs) by the three most commonly used methods, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR),(More)
BACKGROUND Telomere length <1st percentile-for-age in leukocyte subsets by flow cytometry with fluorescence in situ hybridization (flow FISH) is highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing patients with dyskeratosis congenita (DC), a telomere biology disorder. METHODS We evaluated the clinical utility of the high-throughput quantitative real-time PCR(More)
Importance Guidelines for clinical management in Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a multiple-organ cancer predisposition condition, are limited. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WBMRI) may play a role in surveillance of this high-risk population. Objective To assess the clinical utility of WBMRI in germline TP53 mutation carriers at baseline. Data Sources(More)