LONG NEEDED PAPER ON PANCREATIC AND GASTRIC CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND SCREENING MANAGEMENT
ASCO publishes a long needed paper published by Victoria Raymond and Dr. Elena Stoffel on Familial Gastric and Pancreatic Cancers - Diagnosis and Screening. Not only addressing Lynch syndrome, it speaks of the risks of the other hereditary conditions, emphasizing the importance of Next Generation Testing, which can assist in diagnosing the hereditary conditions of many in which Lynch syndrome was not detected within their family history.
Kudos to them for finally addressing standards and guidelines for management of families with conditions previously ignored, including gastric and pancreatic cancers. Lynch Syndrome International is grateful as up to ten percent (10%) of these cancers are diagnosed in individuals with a family history of cancer.