Clinical management of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes

@article{Vasen2015ClinicalMO,
  title={Clinical management of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes},
  author={Hans F. A. Vasen and Ian Tomlinson and Antoni Castells},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={88-97}
}
Hereditary factors are involved in the development of a substantial proportion of all cases of colorectal cancer. Inherited forms of colorectal cancer are usually subdivided into polyposis syndromes characterized by the development of multiple colorectal polyps and nonpolyposis syndromes characterized by the development of few or no polyps. Timely identification of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes is vital because patient participation in early detection programmes prevents premature… CONTINUE READING