hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

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hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer

an autosomal dominant predisposition to early-onset colorectal cancer in the absence of adenomatosis. The disease phenotype may be limited to the colorectum (Lynch syndrome I) or coexist with extracolonic tumors such as endometrial or gastric cancer among others (Lynch syndrome II). The genetic basis is in one of several genes responsible for DNA mismatch repair; in over 90% of cases, the mutation is one of two genes: MSH2 and MLH1.
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he·red·i·tar·y non·pol·y·po·sis co·lo·rec·tal can·cer

(hĕr-ed'i-tar-ē non'pol-i-pō'sis kō'lŏr-ek'tăl kan'sĕr)
An autosomal dominant predisposition to cancer of the colon and rectum.
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The first is in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) or Lynch syndrome, where an inherited mutation in a mismatchrepair gene causes a microsatellite repeat replication error to go unfixed.
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Before MMR genes and their causal role in hereditary CRC cancer were identified, the International Collaborative Group on hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer had established the Amsterdam criteria I in 1990.
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