Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer Study
The Molecular Predisposition to Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer study seeks to identify risk factors that affect the ages at which people develop cancers that occur in families. Specifically, in families with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (also called Lynch Syndrome), we are examining how minor genetic differences and diet and lifestyle differences might cause varying ages of cancer onset.
The study is conducted by Marsha Frazier, Ph.D., professor, Department of Epidemiology, and Patrick Lynch, M.D., professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and is managed within the Department of Epidemiology in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Part of a cancer prevention effort of the National Cancer Institute, the study is funded by an R01 grant that began in 2001.