Hereditary Cancer

Common Name(s)

Hereditary Cancer, Cancer predisposition, Cancer, Hereditary

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hereditary Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.

We help people with MEN by referring them to Drs and genetist. We also offer emotional support and literature We can be contacted anytime via email. We do try to find a member close to the newly diagnosed MEN Patient to let them know that "They Are Not Alone"

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Colon Cancer Alliance for Research & Education for Lynch Syndrome

CCARE Lynch Syndrome is the national non-profit devoted to saving lives and leading the fight against Lynch syndrome through education, advocacy and research.

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2013

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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. With 50 outreach groups throughout the U.S., and international affiliates, FORCE programs provide support, education, advocacy, awareness and research specific to hereditary cancers. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer. FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone.

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Hope for Two...The Pregnant with Cancer Network

Hope for Two...The Pregnant with Cancer Network is an organization dedicated to providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope. We connect women who are pregnant with cancer with other women who have been pregnant with the same type of cancer.

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2012

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Lynch Syndrome International

To provide support for those at high risk to hereditary Lynch syndrome cancers, public awareness of Lynch syndrome, education for medical offices and support for research endeavors.

Last Updated: 4 May 2014

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Hereditary Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

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Canadian Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Society, Inc.

We help people with MEN by referring them to Drs and genetist. We also offer emotional support and literature We can be contacted anytime via email. We do try to find a member close to the newly diagnosed MEN Patient to let them know that "They Are Not Alone"

http://mensociety.ca/

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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Center for Jewish Genetics

The Center is dedicated to gathering and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genetic disorders and hereditary cancers. Its mission is to educate and serve health care professionals, clergy and the Jewish community.

http://www.jewishgenetics.org

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2012

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Colon Cancer Alliance for Research & Education for Lynch Syndrome

CCARE Lynch Syndrome is the national non-profit devoted to saving lives and leading the fight against Lynch syndrome through education, advocacy and research.

http://fightlynch.org/

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2013

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FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

FORCE is a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. With 50 outreach groups throughout the U.S., and international affiliates, FORCE programs provide support, education, advocacy, awareness and research specific to hereditary cancers. Our programs serve anyone with a BRCA mutation or a family history of cancer. FORCE was founded on the principle that no one should have to face hereditary breast and ovarian cancer alone.

http://www.facingourrisk.org

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Hope for Two...The Pregnant with Cancer Network

Hope for Two...The Pregnant with Cancer Network is an organization dedicated to providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope. We connect women who are pregnant with cancer with other women who have been pregnant with the same type of cancer.

http://www.hopefortwo.org

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2012

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Lynch Syndrome International

To provide support for those at high risk to hereditary Lynch syndrome cancers, public awareness of Lynch syndrome, education for medical offices and support for research endeavors.

http://www.lynchcancers.com

Last Updated: 4 May 2014

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Stupid Cancer

Founded by and for young adult survivors, the I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y), is the nation's leading grassroots advocate for the next generation of cancer survivors and their caregivers in their late teens, 20s and 30s. A TIME Magazine Best 50 Website, we have helped bring the cause of 'young adult cancer' to the national spotlight and rallied a brand new generation of activists to give voice to our forgotten population. Our mission is to empower young adults affected by cancer.

http://stupidcancer.org

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hereditary Cancer" returned 494 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Specific cancer rates may differ in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia compared to controls.
 

Author(s): Anna E Hosman, Hannah L Devlin, B Maneesha Silva, Claire L Shovlin

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Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, affects ~1 in 5,000, and causes multi-systemic vascular lesions and life-limiting complications. Life expectancy is surprisingly good, particularly for patients over 60ys. We hypothesised that ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2014

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Tumor-based screening for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer: does age-based selection optimize yield?
 

Author(s): Patrick M Lynch

Journal: J Oncol Pract. 2013 Jul;9(4):180-1.

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2013

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Analysis of PALB2 gene in BRCA1/BRCA2 negative Spanish hereditary breast/ovarian cancer families with pancreatic cancer cases.
 

Author(s): Ana Blanco, Miguel de la Hoya, Ana Osorio, Orland Diez, María Dolores Miramar, Mar Infante, Cristina Martinez-Bouzas, Asunción Torres, Adriana Lasa, Gemma Llort, Joan Brunet, Begoña Graña, Pedro Perez Segura, María José Garcia, Sara Gutiérrez-Enríquez, Ángel Carracedo, María-Isabel Tejada, Eladio A Velasco, María-Teresa Calvo, Judith Balmaña, Javier Benitez, Trinidad Caldés, Ana Vega

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The PALB2 gene, also known as FANCN, forms a bond and co-localizes with BRCA2 in DNA repair. Germline mutations in PALB2 have been identified in approximately 1% of familial breast cancer and 3-4% of familial pancreatic cancer. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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The terms "Hereditary Cancer" returned 77 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hereditary genes and SNPs associated with breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Kooshyar Mohammad Mahdi, Mohammad Reza Nassiri, Khadijeh Nasiri

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2013 ;14(6):3403-9.

 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women affecting up to one third of tehm during their lifespans. Increased expression of some genes due to polymorphisms increases the risk of breast cancer incidence. Since mutations that are recognized to increase breast cancer risk within ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2013

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Hereditary breast cancer: the era of new susceptibility genes.
 

Author(s): Paraskevi Apostolou, Florentia Fostira

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():747318.

 

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among females. 5%-10% of breast cancer cases are hereditary and are caused by pathogenic mutations in the considered reference BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. As sequencing technologies evolve, more susceptible genes have been discovered and BRCA1 ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)/Lynch syndrome.
 

Author(s): Verena Steinke, Christoph Engel, Reinhard Büttner, Hans Konrad Schackert, Wolff H Schmiegel, Peter Propping

Journal: Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2013 Jan;110(3):32-8.

 

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer HNPCC, Lynch syndrome) is a genetic disease of autosomal dominant inheritance. It is caused by a mutation in one of four genes of the DNA mismatch repair system and confers a markedly increased risk for various types of cancer, particularly ...

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Familial Cancer Registry and DNA Bank
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cancer

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2014

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Ascertainment of Peripheral Blood or Saliva Samples for Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Familial Cancers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Breast Neoplasms; Ovarian Neoplasms; Colonic Neoplasms; Prostatic Neoplasms; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms; Leukemia; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2014

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Elucidating the Genetic Basis of the Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (PPB) Familial Cancer Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pleuropulmonary Blastoma; Cystic Nephroma; Sertoli-Leydig Tumor; Medulloepithelioma; Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma of Uterine Cervix

 

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014

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