Items Tagged ‘hereditary colon cancer’

March 24, 2022

What you should know about genetics, colorectal cancer

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara Colorectal cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon or rectum develop mutations, or changes, in their DNA. These damaged cells then become cancerous, grow and divide uncontrollably, and form a tumor. Genetic factors play a role in this process. Some gene mutations passed through generations of your family can increase […]

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Tags: center for individualized medicine, colon cancer, DNA Testing, Dr. Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, gene sequencing, Genetics, genomic medicine, 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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