Lynch Syndrome News and Research RSS Feed - Lynch Syndrome News and Research

Caris Life Sciences: Study identifies benefit of targeted therapy in CRC with high microsatellite instability

Caris Life Sciences: Study identifies benefit of targeted therapy in CRC with high microsatellite instability

Caris Life Sciences, a leading biotechnology company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced the results of a study identifying the clinical benefit of targeted therapy in colorectal cancer (CRC) with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H), a predisposition that occurs in 15% of all CRCs causing significantly different prognosis and response to treatment. [More]
ASCO 2015: Myriad Genetics highlights new studies on myRisk Hereditary Cancer molecular diagnostic test

ASCO 2015: Myriad Genetics highlights new studies on myRisk Hereditary Cancer molecular diagnostic test

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced it will highlight several new clinical studies on its myRisk Hereditary Cancer molecular diagnostic test at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting being held in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Myriad Genetics to highlight new clinical studies on myRisk Hereditary Cancer test at ASCO 2015

Myriad Genetics to highlight new clinical studies on myRisk Hereditary Cancer test at ASCO 2015

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced it will highlight several new clinical studies on its myRisk Hereditary Cancer molecular diagnostic test at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting being held in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Quest Diagnostics launches genomic test service that aids in diagnosis for myeloid neoplasms

Quest Diagnostics launches genomic test service that aids in diagnosis for myeloid neoplasms

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced LeukoVantage, an evidence-based genomic test service that aids in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and selection of treatment for myeloid neoplasms, a group of hematologic malignancies that includes acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common form of adult acute leukemia, as well as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). [More]
FOI Request by Bowel Cancer UK highlights big variation in tests for lynch syndrome

FOI Request by Bowel Cancer UK highlights big variation in tests for lynch syndrome

Bowel Cancer UK submitted the FOI request in November 2014 to every NHS trust in England, health board in Scotland and health and social care trust in Northern Ireland to establish the number of trusts/health boards which were implementing the testing for all bowel cancer patients under 50, as mandated by the Royal College of Pathologists. Lynch syndrome is responsible for around one in 12 cases of bowel cancer in people aged under 50. [More]
UT Southwestern receives CPRIT grant to expand genetic screening services in North Texas

UT Southwestern receives CPRIT grant to expand genetic screening services in North Texas

Genetic screening services for rural and underserved populations will expand from six to 22 counties in North Texas under a $1.5 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to UT Southwestern Medical Center. [More]
Study assesses effectiveness of UK-wide screening programme for Lynch Syndrome

Study assesses effectiveness of UK-wide screening programme for Lynch Syndrome

Screening families of patients with bowel cancer for a genetic condition would cut their risk of developing bowel, womb, and ovarian cancers, new research has found. [More]
UT Southwestern faculty awarded CPRIT grants to combat cancer

UT Southwestern faculty awarded CPRIT grants to combat cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty have received 19 grants totaling more than $26 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to expand cancer screenings, investigate the effectiveness and viability for cancer therapies and radiation treatments, conduct research into cancer biology, and recruitment. [More]
New guideline recommends genetic testing of tumors for colorectal cancer patients

New guideline recommends genetic testing of tumors for colorectal cancer patients

Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S., up to 25 percent have a familial risk of colorectal cancer. A new guideline from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer recommends genetic testing of tumors for all newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients. [More]
Myriad myRisk test solves overlap dilemma between hereditary cancer syndromes

Myriad myRisk test solves overlap dilemma between hereditary cancer syndromes

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today presented several clinical studies on the Myriad myRisk- Hereditary Cancer test at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. [More]
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Quest Diagnostics partner for cancer tests

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Quest Diagnostics partner for cancer tests

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, and Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a joint collaboration that will utilize MSK's clinical and research insights into gene mutations associated with solid tumors. [More]
Pathway Genomics announces launch of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer DNA Insight genetic test

Pathway Genomics announces launch of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer DNA Insight genetic test

Pathway Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services worldwide, today announced the launch of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer DNA Insight, the company's premier hereditary cancer genetic test. Based on a simple saliva sample, the test uses next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to identify gene alterations or mutations that increase a patient's risk of developing certain types of cancer. [More]
International study develops refined method to identify individuals at risk for certain inherited cancer

International study develops refined method to identify individuals at risk for certain inherited cancer

An international study has developed a refined method to identify people at risk for certain inherited cancer as a result of Lynch syndrome. [More]
Report: Screen all endometrial cancer patients for Lynch syndrome

Report: Screen all endometrial cancer patients for Lynch syndrome

A recent article by Norris Cotton Cancer Center researchers published in the January 2014 issue of the journal Clinical Chemistry reviews the scientific evidence that warrants screening all endometrial cancers for Lynch syndrome. Next to colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer is the most common form of cancer in women with Lynch syndrome. [More]
Pathway Genomics, Susan G. Komen to educate women about breast cancer screening

Pathway Genomics, Susan G. Komen to educate women about breast cancer screening

Pathway Genomics and Susan G. Komen, the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, have announced a partnership to educate women about the screening options available to detect a predisposition to breast cancer. [More]
Genetic testing for cancer-causing mutations in affected families is very low, study finds

Genetic testing for cancer-causing mutations in affected families is very low, study finds

A new study of the use of genetic testing for cancer-causing mutations in affected families in France has found that its take-up is very low. [More]
Lynch syndrome and cancer risk: an interview with Prof. Ellen Kampman, Wageningen University

Lynch syndrome and cancer risk: an interview with Prof. Ellen Kampman, Wageningen University

Lynch syndrome is one of the inherited cancer syndromes characterized by the development of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer and other cancers at an early age. [More]
Men with Lynch syndrome face increased lifetime risk of prostate cancer

Men with Lynch syndrome face increased lifetime risk of prostate cancer

Men with an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome face a higher lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer and appear to develop the disease at an earlier age, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. [More]
Screening healthy adults could potentially prevent rare genetic disorders

Screening healthy adults could potentially prevent rare genetic disorders

Millions of people unknowingly carry rare gene mutations that put them at high risk of developing preventable diseases such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and several catastrophic blood vessel disorders. [More]
Colorectal cancer outcomes could be improved with regular genetic screening for Lynch syndrome

Colorectal cancer outcomes could be improved with regular genetic screening for Lynch syndrome

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that colorectal cancer outcomes could be improved with regular genetic screening for Lynch syndrome, the most common hereditary, adult-onset cause of colorectal cancer, as published in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
Advertisement
Advertisement