To conclude Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our phenomenal co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Heather Hampel, MS, LGC. Hampel is a genetic counselor at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch…

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Updated: March 5, 2019 Genetic Counseling Note: GREM1 is a hereditary cancer predisposition gene.  Having a type of genetic mutation called a duplication just before the GREM1 gene (and at the end of a gene called SCG5) causes the GREM1 protein (encoded by the GREM1 gene) to be overactive and is associated with hereditary mixed…

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People who know they are at risk for hereditary colon cancer can often dodge a cancer diagnosis because they have early and close surveillance, use medications to reduce their risk of developing cancer, and know the early warning signs of polyp formation and colon cancer.  But what happens when family members who have one of…

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