Lynch Syndrome - Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) exhibits the characteristics of familial clustering in ~10-15% of cases. The most common cause of hereditary CRC is Lynch syndrome (LS), also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). LS is caused by a germline mutation in one of the genes within the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system.

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Content Review: 
June 2017

Last Update: March 2018