Items Tagged ‘hereditary colon cancer’

September 10, 2020

Mayo Clinic researcher finds potential target to control rare genetic disease that strikes in teen years

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Patients with a rare genetic disease called familial adenomatous polyposis, (FAP), often face debilitating challenges. Typically striking in the early teenage years, FAP is characterized by hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps forming in the colon and rectum and leading to a nearly 100% percent likelihood that they will get colon cancer without a life-altering […]

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Tags: Genetic Testing, Genetics, hereditary cancer, hereditary colon cancer, individualized medicine

September 17, 2013

Next-Gen Sequencing For Hereditary Colon Cancer

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit)

Matthew Ferber, Ph.D., Director of Mayo Clinic’s Molecular Genetics Laboratory, discusses Mayo Clinic’s Hereditary Colon Cancer Multi-Gene Panel, which uses next generation sequencing (NGS), array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and other technologies to evaluate for germline mutations in 17 genes known to be associated with an increased risk for colon cancer development.

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Tags: array comparative genomic hybridization, cancer, colon cancer, genetic, Genetics, genome, genomics, hereditary colon cancer, next gen sequencing, next generation sequencing

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