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Lynch Syndrome (LS) is a cancer susceptibility syndrome caused mostly by mutations in the mismatch repair genes, hMLH1, hMSH2 and hMSH6. Mutation carriers are at risk of colorectal and endometrial cancer and, less frequently, cancer of the ovaries, stomach, small bowel, hepatobiliary tract, ureter, renal pelvis and brain. The influence of environmental(More)
Biallelic germline mutations in mismatch repair genes predispose to constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome (CMMR-D). The condition is characterized by a broad spectrum of early-onset tumors, including hematological, brain and bowel and is frequently associated with features of Neurofibromatosis type 1. Few definitive screening recommendations(More)
Lynch syndrome is the commonest inherited cause of colorectal cancer (CRC). Genetic anticipation occurs when the age of onset of a disorder decreases in successive generations. It is controversial whether this occurs in Lynch syndrome. Previous studies have included heterogenous groups of subjects from multiple families, including subjects with a clinical(More)
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