Susan V Booker

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BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the formation of hundreds of colorectal adenomas and eventual colorectal cancer. Administration of the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug sulindac has been followed by regression of polyps in patients with this disorder, but no controlled trial of this drug in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant polyposis disorder with increased risk of multiple cancers, but literature estimates of risk vary. METHODS We performed an individual patient meta-analysis to determine the relative risk (RR) of cancer in patients with PJS compared with the general population based on 210(More)
BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis is an inherited disease characterized by multiple colorectal tumors. The diagnosis has classically been based on the detection of multiple colorectal adenomas. The recent identification of germline mutations of the APC gene in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis makes presymptomatic molecular diagnosis(More)
The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease characterized by hamartomatous polyps of the gastrointestinal tract and by mucocutaneous melanin deposits. The frequency of cancer in this syndrome has not been studied extensively. Therefore, we investigated 31 patients with the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome who were followed from 1973 to(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with hyperplastic polyposis are reported to have multiple and/or large hyperplastic polyps (HPs) and an increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the phenotype and genetic alterations in hyperplastic polyposis have not been studied in detail. METHODS We evaluated clinical-pathological and molecular characteristics of 129 HPs, 6(More)
Anecdotal reports of hereditary colorectal cancer suggest that genetic anticipation (earlier appearance in successive generations) occurs, but ascertainment bias and cohort effects confound this interpretation. Using approaches that correct for such biases, we examined the age at diagnosis of colorectal cancer from family history questionnaires completed by(More)
We examined 134 members of 16 families with Gardner's syndrome for pigmented ocular fundus lesions. Of 41 patients with documented Gardner's syndrome, 37 (90.2 percent) had such lesions. The lesions were bilateral in 32 of the patients (78.1 percent) and in 2 of 42 controls (4.8 percent). Twenty (46.5 percent) of 43 first-degree relatives at 50 percent risk(More)
OBJECTIVES Genetic discoveries in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) have made possible genetic testing to determine susceptibility to this form of colorectal cancer (CRC). This study measured the uptake of genetic testing for HNPCC among first-degree relatives of CRC patients and conducted a preliminary analysis of the predictors of test(More)
A subset of hereditary and sporadic colorectal carcinomas is defined by microsatellite instability (MSI), but the spectra of gene mutations have not been characterized extensively. Thirty-nine hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome carcinomas (HNPCCa) and 57 sporadic right-sided colonic carcinomas (SRSCCa) were evaluated. Of HNPCCa, 95% (37/39)(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis has been associated with several extraintestinal cancers, but the relative and absolute risks of these malignancies have not been determined. Extraintestinal cancers reportedly associated with adenomatous polyposis (thyroid gland, adrenal gland, pancreas, and biliary tract) were identified in polyposis patients and their at(More)