Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome

Common Name(s)

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome, Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome, Gorlin Syndrome

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is a condition that increases the risk to develop various cancerous and noncancerous tumors. The most common cancer diagnosed in affected people is basal cell carcinoma, which often develops during adolescence or early adulthood. People with NBCCS may also have benign jaw tumors called keratocystic odontogenic tumors. Other tumors that may occur include medulloblastomas, and fibromas in the heart or ovaries. Additional features in people with NBCCS may include skin pits on the hands and feet; large head size (macrocephaly); and/or bone abnormalities of the spine, ribs, or skull. NBCCS is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and is caused by mutations in the PTCH1 gene.
 

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network

Mission: To provide educational and supportive services to persons affected with the manifestations of Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome, (a.k.a. Gorlin Syndrome; Gorlin Goltz Syndrome); together with their families, healthcare professionals and caregivers; while creating a networked community in order to live optimally, empowered with knowledge and self esteem. We seek to raise awareness, and find a cure!

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network

Mission: To provide educational and supportive services to persons affected with the manifestations of Basal Cell Carcinoma Nevus Syndrome, (a.k.a. Gorlin Syndrome; Gorlin Goltz Syndrome); together with their families, healthcare professionals and caregivers; while creating a networked community in order to live optimally, empowered with knowledge and self esteem. We seek to raise awareness, and find a cure!

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Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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The terms "Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome" returned 42 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin-Goltz syndrome).
 

Author(s): Senda Majdoub, Houneida Zaghouani, Yasser Ben Cheikh, Mouna Laadhari, Habib Amara, Dajla Abassi, Chakib Kraeim

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;81(4):414-6.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2015

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Novel patched 1 mutations in patients with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome--case report.
 

Author(s): Vesna Škodrić-Trifunović, Mihailo Stjepanović, Živorad Savić, Miroslav Ilić, Ivana Kavečan, Jadranka Jovanović Privrodski, Vesna Spasovski, Maja Stojiljković, Sonja Pavlović

Journal: Croat. Med. J.. 2015 Feb;56(1):63-7.

 

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin syndrome) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder characterized by numerous basal cell carcinomas, keratocystic odontogenic tumors of the jaws, and diverse developmental defects. This disorder is associated with mutations in tumor suppressor ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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[Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome with corpus callosum agenesis, PTCH1 mutation and absence of basal cell carcinoma].
 

Author(s): Luis D Mazzuoccolo, María Florencia Martínez, Carolina Muchnik, Pablo J Azurmendi, Fernando Stengel

Journal: Medicina (B Aires). 2014 ;74(4):307-10.

 

Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (NBCCS) or Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder, mainly due to PTCH1 gene mutations, that comprises a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations. The presence of multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) is a cardinal sign in ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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The terms "Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Review of Ocular Manifestations of Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome: What an Ophthalmologist Needs to Know.
 

Author(s): Judy J Chen, Juliana Sartori, Vinay K Aakalu, Pete Setabutr

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(4):421-7.

 

Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), odontogenic keratocysts, palmar and/or plantar pits, and ectopic calcifications of the falx cerebri. Myriad ophthalmologic findings are associated ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.
 

Author(s): Marie Leger, Adelle Quintana, Julia Tzu, Herman Yee, Hideko Kamino, Miguel Sanchez

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Gorlin syndrome is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder that results in numerous basal cell carcinomas as well as a number of other facial and skeletal findings. We present a patient with many classic features and review some of the treatment options available for these patients.

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2011

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Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin syndrome).
 

Author(s): Lorenzo Lo Muzio

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Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), also known as Gorlin syndrome, is a hereditary condition characterized by a wide range of developmental abnormalities and a predisposition to neoplasms. The estimated prevalence varies from 1/57,000 to 1/256,000, with a male-to-female ...

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2008

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Photodynamic Therapy Using Blue Light or Red Light in Treating Basal Cell Carcinoma in Patients With Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin; Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2016

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Sonidegib and Buparlisib in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin; Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome; Recurrent Skin Cancer

 

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2016

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