Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)

Common Name(s)

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), Adenomatous polyposis coli, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome. Cancer usually develops in the lower part of the digestive system, including the large intestine (colon) and rectum. People with the classic type of familial adenomatous polyposis may begin to develop multiple noncancerous (benign) polyps (growths) in the colon as early as their teenage years. The average age at which an individual develops colon cancer in classic familial adenomatous polyposis is about 39 years. Mutations in the APC gene cause classic familial adenomatous polyposis.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)" returned 0 free, full-text research articles on human participants.

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)" returned 0 free, full-text review articles on human participants.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Erythromycin Treatment for Readthrough of APC Gene Stop Codon Mutations in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: FAP-Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

Go to URL
Use of Curcumin for Treatment of Intestinal Adenomas in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2011

Go to URL
Trial of Eflornithine Plus Sulindac in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

 

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2014

Go to URL