Thesis / Dissertation

Identification of candidate genes predisposing to familial colorectal cancer by germline whole exome sequencing

Mei Sim Lung, Ian Campbell (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Abstract Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Approximately 5% of CRC is attributable to an inherited high-penetrance pathogenic variant in a known CRC-predisposing gene, often associated with a family history of CRC, a young onset of CRC and/or colonic polyposis. Identification of an inherited genetic variant predisposing to CRC in an individual with CRC enables predictive testing in blood relatives, and implementation of risk reduction strategies for individuals with the causative variant within the family. In individuals with familial or young onset CRCs/colonic polyposis in whom a causative germline variant in a known CRC-predisposing ..

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