The genetics of FAP and FAP-like syndromes.
The presence of multiple adenomatous polyps in the large bowel confers a high lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. Although many cases of classical familial adenomatous polyposis (> 100 polyps) can be accounted for by mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene, a large group of patients remains with multiple (5-100) adenomas and in whom there is no detectable APC mutation. Recently two new genetic variants have been found to be associated with multiple colorectal adenomas and ca...Expand abstract
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