Clinical Manifestations and Molecular Bases of Heritable Urologic Malignant Disorders
We will investigate the clinical manifestations and molecular genetic defects of heritable urologic malignant disorders. Families with urologic malignancy with known or suspected genetic basis will be enrolled. Affected individuals or individuals suspected of having a germline urologic malignant disorder will undergo periodic clinical assessment and genetic analyses for the purpose of: 1) definition and characterization of phenotype, 2) determination of the natural history of the disorder, and 3) genotype/phenotype correlation. Genetic linkage studies may be performed in situations in which the genetic basis of the disorder has not been elucidated.
Hereditary Neoplastic Syndrome
Hippel Lindau Disease
Renal Cell Carcinoma
|Official Title:||Clinical Manifestations and Molecular Bases of Heritable Urologic Malignant Disorders|
|Study Start Date:||April 1989|
- Disorders under investigation are: Autosomal dominant inherited urologic malignant disorders including: von Hippel- Lindau (VHL), hereditary papillary renal cancer (HPRC), Birt Hogg Dube (BHD) and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell acarcinoma (HLRCC) as well as familial renal cancer.
- Studies have led to the identification and characterization of the VHL, HPRC, BHD and HLRCC genes.
- The genetic etiology of the most common type of inherited kidney cancer, familial renal cancer (FRC), remains to be determined.
- To characterize the natural and clinical histories of inherited urologic malignant disorders.
- To determine the genetic etiology of hereditary urologic malignant disorders in which the gene defect is unknown, by linkage analysis, positional cloning and evaluation of candidate genes.
- To correlate specific mutations and their associated protein domains with disease phenotypic expression based on parameters including presenting age, clinical manifestations, histopathology and rate of recurrence.
- To identify and describe as yet unknown or uncharacterized inherited urologic malignant disorders.
- Individuals and family members with a suspected or an established diagnosis of von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome or hereditary papillary renal carcinoma (HPRC), Type I.
- Individuals and family members with a suspected or an established diagnosis of an inherited urologic malignancy in which the disease gene is not yet known, specifically hereditary forms of Type II papillary renal cancer, clear cell renal carcinoma, renal oncocytoma, chromophobe renal carcinoma or Birt Hogg Dube syndrome.
- Individuals and family members who have urologic malignant diseases of suspected, but not proven genetic etiology, including families with more than one individual affected by the same or related cancers.
- These rare families will be recruited to genetically confirm diagnosis, determine size and location of renal tumors, size at presentation, growth rate and metastatic potential of renal tumors.
- Genetic testing will be offered to gain appreciation of the effect of mutations on the relative activity of various germline and somatic mutations.
- We will determine if there is a relationship between mutation and disease phenotype.
|Contact: W. Marston Linehan, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact National Cancer Institute Referral Office (888) NCI-1937|
|Principal Investigator:||W. Marston Linehan, M.D.||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|