Hereditary colorectal carcinoma syndromes and their implications for colorectal carcinoma in Puerto Rico.

R. A. Mosquera, Henry T. Lynch

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Abstract

During the last 41 years cancer of the colon in Puerto Rico has markedly increased as reported by the Puerto Rico Cancer Registry. The etiology of this increase remains elusive, but possibilities include an increase in reporting new cases, dietary modifications, exposure to carcinogens, as well as an hereditary predisposition. The importance of Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC) in Puerto Rico, its molecular genetics, diagnostic criteria, and management will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-143
Number of pages4
JournalBoletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico
Volume90
Issue number7-12
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Puerto Rico
Colorectal Neoplasms
Diet Therapy
Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Neoplasms
Molecular Pathology
Carcinogens
Colonic Neoplasms
Registries
Molecular Biology
Neoplasms

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Hereditary colorectal carcinoma syndromes and their implications for colorectal carcinoma in Puerto Rico. / Mosquera, R. A.; Lynch, Henry T.

In: Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico, Vol. 90, No. 7-12, 1998, p. 140-143.

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