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  1. Genetic testing in hereditary colorectal cancer : Indications and procedures.

    Article - En anglais

    Approximately 25% of colorectal cancers occur in younger individuals or those with a personal or family history of the disease, suggesting a heritable susceptibility.

    The minority of these cases are accounted for by one of the well-described hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes, familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).

    The recent identification and cloning of the genes responsible for FAP and HNPCC, along with other colon cancer susceptibility genes, has led to the widespread availability of genetic testing for hereditary colorectal cancer.

    Genetic testing raises clinical, ethical, legal, and psychosocial questions that must urgently be discussed.

    This review highlights areas of knowledge and uncertainty about genetic predisposition testing for colorectal cancer and provides clinicians with practical recommendations regarding the proper indications and procedures for this testing.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Côlon, Rectum, Identification génétique, Héréditaire, Dépistage, Prédisposition, Incidence, Indication, Procédure, Recommandation, Article synthèse, Facteur risque, Homme, Tumeur maligne, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie, Déterminisme génétique, Immunopathologie, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Colon, Rectum, Genetic identification, Hereditary, Medical screening, Predisposition, Incidence, Indication, Procedure, Recommendation, Review, Risk factor, Human, Malignant tumor, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Colonic disease, Rectal disease, Genetic determinism, Immunopathology, Public health organization

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0485465

    Code Inist : 002B13B01. Création : 22/03/2000.