Webinar focuses on Historical and current approaches to identifying individuals with Lynch syndrome
Updated: Jun 29
If you didn’t have the chance to join us for our second webinar of the year, you can now watch the
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Our second webinar of the 2023 series was done in partnership with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) promoting Lynch syndrome awareness.
To honor and support #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, Heather Hampel, MS, CGC, and our 2023 president, Peter Stanich, MD reviewed current Lynch syndrome screening approaches, while taking us through the past, present, and future of testing criteria for Lynch syndrome and other hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes.
Although significant progress has been made with Universal tumor screening for Lynch syndrome, we still have a long way to go, since an estimated 95% of individuals with Lynch syndrome are still unaware that they inherited this disorder. Additionally, strategies to increase rates of cascade testing are needed, so more life years can be saved. With multigene panel testing now being considered for all individuals with colorectal cancer, regardless of age of diagnosis, it will be possible to further reduce disparities making testing more equitable. It is anticipated that genetic testing for ALL individuals with cancer may be recommended in the near future.
Hold tight, as significant changes to the way we approach genetic testing are likely right around the corner!
If you watched the webinar, we hope you enjoyed this wonderful talk on the landscape of Lynch syndrome, as well as our Q&A session and the great discussion that followed! Many thanks to our fantastic moderators and speakers for their time!