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The connection between genes and colon cancer - CNL
About 20% of colon cancer cases are related to a strong family history of colon cancer. Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focuses his discussion on the main types of genetic colon cancers including hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome or HNPCC (also called Lynch syndrome) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

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Title: The connection between genes and colon cancer - CNL
Summary: About 20% of colon cancer cases are related to a strong family history of colon cancer. Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focuses his discussion on the main types of genetic colon cancers including hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome or HNPCC (also called Lynch syndrome) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).
Keywords: Familial adenomatous polyposis, FAP, Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, HNPCC, Lynch syndrome, colon, cancer, colon cancer, hereditary, inherit, genes, genetic, Vilar-Sanchez, prevention, screening, cnl, cancer newsline
Transcript: http://www.mdanderson.org/transcripts/cancer-newsline/2012/the-connection-between-genes-and-colon-cancer-05-07-12.htm