September 10, 2020
By Susan Murphy
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 […]
September 17, 2013
By AJ Montpetit
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.