Familial Factors in the Development of Colon Cancer
- Identify human colon neoplasia susceptibility genes in patients with colon cancer or
- Correlate the inheritance of novel susceptibility alleles for adenomatous polyposis of
the colon with colon neoplasia in these patients.
- Correlate colon neoplasia susceptibility with the presence of COX-2, sPLA2, and DNMT
genes in these patients.
- Identify a novel gene that governs increased susceptibility to colon adenoma and cancer
in the genome of these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients donate blood samples for analysis of colorectal susceptibility genes. Patients also
complete a questionnaire regarding family cancer history.
A certificate of confidentiality protecting the identity of research participants in this
project has been issued by the National Cancer Institute.
Participants do not receive the results of the genetic testing, and the results do not
influence the type or duration of treatment.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 600 patients (300 sibling pairs) will be accrued for this
Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
United States: Federal Government
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