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Cancer Genetics Overview (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Familial Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes

Individual PDQ summaries focused on the genetics of specific cancers contain detailed information about many known cancer susceptibility syndromes. Although this is not a complete list, the following cancer susceptibility syndromes are discussed in the PDQ cancer genetics summaries (listed in parentheses following the syndromes):

  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome, Gorlin Syndrome, Gorlin-Goltz Syndrome, or Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome (Genetics of Skin Cancer).
  • Bloom Syndrome (Genetics of Skin Cancer).
  • Breast/Ovarian Cancer, Hereditary (Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer).
  • Colon Cancer, Hereditary Nonpolyposis or Lynch Syndrome (Genetics of Colorectal Cancer).
  • Cowden Syndrome (Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer; Genetics of Colorectal Cancer).
  • Fanconi Anemia (Genetics of Skin Cancer).
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Familial (Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias).
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer).
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer, Familial (Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias).
  • Melanoma, Hereditary (Genetics of Skin Cancer).
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias).
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A, 2B (Sipple Syndrome) (Genetics of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Neoplasias).
  • Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (Genetics of Colorectal Cancer; Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer).
  • Polyposis, Familial Adenomatous and Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (Genetics of Colorectal Cancer).
  • Polyposis, Familial Juvenile (Genetics of Colorectal Cancer).
  • Polyposis, MYH-Associated (Genetics of Colorectal Cancer).
  • Prostate Cancer, Hereditary (Genetics of Prostate Cancer).
  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum (Genetics of Skin Cancer).
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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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