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InSIGHT conference on gastrointestinal hereditary tumors

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Last month, TRANSCOLONCAN participant Mev Dominguez-Valentin from Oslo University Hospital gave a lecture at the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumors (InSIGHT) Conference held in Auckland, New Zealand.

The topic of her talk was findings from the Prospective Lynch Syndrome Database (PLSD) report, a joint effort by the European Hereditary Tumour Group. They provided age and organ-specific cancer risks according to gene and gender and determined survival after these cancers.

Management guidelines for Lynch Syndrome may require revision in light of these different gene and gender specific risks and the good prognosis for the most commonly associated cancers. Panel testing from different countries was also among the conference topics, and in this section Dr Dominguez-Valentin has presented work about Lynch syndrome patient registries and related research in Latin America.