Beyond BRCA: GREM1

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Beyond BRCA: GREM1

Genetic Counseling Note: GREM1 is a hereditary cancer predisposition gene located on chromosome #15 and is autosomal dominant.  This means that people who inherit one copy of a mutation in GREM1, from either parent, are at increased risk to develop polyps and cancer of the colon.  It also means that carriers of a GREM1 mutation have…

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I Had a Cancer Gene Panel Done and All I Got Was This T-shirt

Over the past 15 years we’ve learned that there are many hereditary cancer genes that, when mutated, increase the risk of cancer development. Not just BRCA1 and BRCA2 for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Not just the Lynch Syndrome genes and APC for hereditary colon cancer. Dozens of genes that, when mutated, cause different ranges…

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