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Molecular Screening for Lynch Syndrome in Southern Denmark

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vejle Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 6, 2010
Last updated: September 11, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

A clinically applicably strategy for molecular screening for Lynch Syndrome has been implemented in the Region of Southern Denmark.

Based on sequential analysis with immunohistochemistry and methylation analysis, patients with possible hereditary colorectal cancer are identified. These patients are offered genetic risk assessment and counselling.

The study hypothesis is that molecular screening will identify more patients with Lynch Syndrome than the family history alone.

Prospective data collection is performed using established clinical databases.

Condition Intervention
Colorectal Cancer Lynch Syndrome HNPCC Other: Observation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Molecular Screening for Lynch Syndrome in Southern Denmark

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Vejle Hospital:

Enrollment: 2000
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2015
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
All colorectal cancer patients Other: Observation


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All colorectal cancer patients in the geographical region of southern Denmark

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histological diagnosis of colorectal adenocarcinoma
  • Diagnosed at one of the five departments of pathology in the region

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01216930

Department of Pathology
Esbjerg, Denmark
Department of Clinical Genetics
Odense, Denmark
Department of Pathology
Odense, Denmark
Department of Pahology
Svendborg, Denmark
Department of Pathology
Sønderborg, Denmark
Department of Clinical Genetics
Vejle, Denmark
Department of Pathology
Vejle, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vejle Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vejle Hospital Identifier: NCT01216930     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MS-LS-DK-01
10-5156 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Region of Southern Denmark )
Study First Received: October 6, 2010
Last Updated: September 11, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
Pathologic Processes
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
DNA Repair-Deficiency Disorders
Metabolic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017