Hereditary Colorectal and Associated Tumor Registry Study
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After informed consent, participants will be asked to complete a medical/family history questionnaire and provide a blood sample. Participants will also be asked for their permission for study investigators to access medical records and/or recontact them for updates to their medical and family histories. Data and biospecimens will be stored for potential future research projects.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
8 Years to 100 Years (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Potential research subjects are recruited from our Hereditary GI clinic.
Identified gene mutation
Personal history of colorectal cancer diagnosed ≤ 50
Personal history of cancer with tumor studies suggestive of Lynch syndrome
Personal history of multiple primary tumors associated with a hereditary cancer syndrome (colorectal, uterus, stomach, ovary, small bowel, hepatobiliary tract, transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis/ureter, brain)
Personal history of one of the above cancers and a family history of one or more of the above cancers
Personal or family history of diffuse gastric cancer
From a known genetic predisposition family
Personal history of > 10 colon adenomas (cumulative over a lifetime)
Personal history of any number of hamartomatous polyps
Personal history of multiple large (> 1cm) serrated polyps to right of sigmoid
Individuals under the age of 8
Individuals who cannot travel to Pittsburgh for in-person enrollment