Identification of an HNPCC family

Henry T. Lynch, T. C. Smyrk, J. Cavalieri, J. F. Lynch

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Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) families are frequently missed in the clinical practice setting. The events leading to the diagnosis of a new HNPCC family are described, with particular attention to the importance of a detailed and extended pedigree, and the delivery of pertinent educational and cancer control recommendations to family members. Clinical clues suggestive of HNPCC include young age at colon cancer onset (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-609
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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Lynch, H. T., Smyrk, T. C., Cavalieri, J., & Lynch, J. F. (1994). Identification of an HNPCC family. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 89(4), 605-609.