Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC) clinical guidelines updated May 2015


Increasing awareness of HDGC and the rapid advances in genetic diagnostic tools, endoscopic modalities and the increasing use of laparoscopic surgery led a group of clinical geneticists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, molecular biologists, dietitians and patients’ representatives from nine different Read More...

Medical Students Learn About Hereditary Stomach Cancer at Philadelphia Teaching Hospital

(Photo courtesy of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital)

Fourth-year medical students at Thomas Jefferson University are given real-world insight into the minds of genetic cancer patients as part of their class, “Scientific Foundation of Clinical Medicine.” The class teaches students about … Read More...

Familial Gastric Cancer, New Zealand


The discovery of a mutation in the CDH1 gene by New Zealand researchers in 1998 began with the McLeod whanau (family), a native Maori family who had a significant history of familial gastric cancer. They started on a journey of … Read More...

Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer: updated consensus guidelines for clinical management and directions for future research

CancerTagCloudAn article published recently in the Journal of Medical Genetics outlines new recommendations for management of patients and families with Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer, based on a workshop of the International Gastric Cancer Linkage Consortium (IGCLC) held in late 2008.  … Read More...

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