Hereditary Colonic Polyposis Syndromes
The colonic polyposis syndromes comprise a heterogeneous group of conditions with varying cancer risks, polyp types, non-malignant findings, and inheritance patterns. Screening and prevention recommendations vary among these syndromes and therefore an accurate diagnosis is critical. This presentation will summarize the characteristic features and red flags of certain hereditary polyposis syndromes.
Originally presented on February 12, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
Kory Jasperson, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Kory Jasperson, MS, CGC is a board-certified genetic counselor at Huntsman Cancer Institute with ˜ 10 years of clinical cancer genetics experience. He is a panel member of four NCCN guidelines involving genetics and vice-chair of both the Colorectal Cancer Screening and the Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Guidelines. He is also a co-founder of the Lynch Syndrome Screening Network (LSSN) and vice-chair of the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation. His primary research interest includes hereditary GI syndromes.
After this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify the most common causes of hereditary polyposis conditions.
- Understand the characteristics features of various conditions that predispose to colonic polyposis.
- Recognize the red flags for hereditary colorectal cancer.
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories