Lynch syndrome program Saturday

Published on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 18:46 - Written by

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In recognition of Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Public Awareness Day on Saturday, The North Texas Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the biology department at The University of Texas at Tyler have joined forces with Lynch Syndrome International, Ambry Genetics, and Myriad Genetics Inc., to provide a free public awareness presentation on Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer.

The program will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the University Ballroom on the UT Tyler campus, 3900 University Blvd.

Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session.

HNPCC/Lynch syndrome is a disorder caused by a mutation in a mismatch repair gene in which affected individuals, often at a younger age than usual, have a higher than normal chance of developing colorectal, endometrial, ovarian and various aggressive cancers including: bile duct, brain, breast, gallbladder, hepatobiliary tract, kidney, pancreas, prostate, skin, small bowel, stomach, and ureter.

Dr. Patrick M. Lynch, professor of medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present at the program.

Attendees will understand: the key clinical features of HNPCC, determine when mutational testing is appropriate, how to follow clinical practice guidelines for screening and management of HNPCC, and how to communicate about risk within families and the place for predicative testing.

Contact hours have been applied for through ACRP. Organizers say refreshments are sponsored by Ambry Genetics and do not influence the content of the presentation. Speaker honorarium is sponsored by Myriad Genetics Inc. and does not influence the content of the presentation.

To RSVP online, check for updates or purchase contact hours, login at the ACRP NTX chapter website atwww.acrpnet.org/GetInfoFor/USChapters/NorthTexas.aspx .

If you do not have a username and password, please use New Visitor Registration to register for the site.

To RSVP, call Cindy Azghani at 903-253-4468 or send an email to cazghani@gmail.com.