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Z Gastroenterol ; 57(11): 1309-1320, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31739377

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INTRODUCTION: Lynch syndrome (LS) is the most common hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome and accounts for ~3 % of all CRCs. This autosomal dominant disorder is caused by germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, and EPCAM). One in 300 individuals of the general population are considered to be mutation carriers (300 000 individuals/Germany). Mutation carriers are at a high CRC risk of 15-46 % till the age of 75 years. LS also includes a variety of extracolonic malignancies such as endometrial, small bowel, gastric, urothelial, and other cancers. METHODS: The German Consortium for Familial Intestinal Cancer consists of 14 university centers in Germany. The aim of the consortium is to develop and evaluate surveillance programs and to further translate the results in clinical care. We have revisited and updated the clinical management guidelines for LS patients in Germany. RESULTS: A surveillance colonoscopy should be performed every 12-24 months starting at the age of 25 years. At diagnosis of first colorectal cancer, an oncological resection is advised, an extended resection (colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis) has to be discussed with the patient. The lifetime risk for gastric cancer is 0.2-13 %. Gastric cancers detected during surveillance have a lower tumor stage compared to symptom-driven detection. The lifetime risk for small bowel cancer is 4-8 %. About half of small bowel cancer is located in the duodenum and occurs before the age of 35 years in 10 % of all cases. Accordingly, patients are advised to undergo an esophagogastroduodenoscopy every 12-36 months starting by the age of 25 years. CONCLUSION: LS colonic and extracolonic clinical management, surveillance and therapy are complex and several aspects remain unclear. In the future, surveillance and clinical management need to be more tailored to gene and gender. Future prospective trials are needed.


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Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/patologia , Reparo de Erro de Pareamento de DNA , Endoscopia do Sistema Digestório/métodos , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Comportamento de Redução do Risco , Neoplasias Colorretais , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , Alemanha , Humanos , Vigilância da População , Fatores de Tempo
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BMC Cancer ; 19(1): 1024, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31666035

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BACKGROUND: Research shows disparities in cancer outcomes by ethnicity or socio-economic status. Therefore, it is the aim of our study to perform a matched-pair analysis which compares the outcome of German and non-German (in the following described as 'foreign') cancer patients being treated at the Center for Integrated Oncology (CIO) Köln Bonn at the University Hospital of Bonn between January 2010 and June 2016. METHODS: During this time, 6314 well-documented patients received a diagnosis of cancer. Out of these patients, 219 patients with foreign nationality could be matched to German patients based on diagnostic and demographic criteria and were included in the study. All of these 438 patients were well characterized concerning survival data (Overall survival, Progression-free survival and Time to progression) and response to treatment. RESULTS: No significant differences regarding the patients' survival and response rates were seen when all German and foreign patients were compared. A subgroup analysis of German and foreign patients with head and neck cancer revealed a significantly longer progression-free survival for the German patients. Differences in response to treatment could not be found in this subgroup analysis. CONCLUSIONS: In summary, no major differences in survival and response rates of German and foreign cancer patients were revealed in this study. Nevertheless, the differences in progression-free survival, which could be found in the subgroup analysis of patients with head and neck cancer, should lead to further research, especially evaluating the role of infectious diseases like human papillomavirus (HPV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) on carcinogenesis and disease progression.

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Genet Med ; 2019 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31337882

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PURPOSE: Pathogenic variants affecting MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2 cause Lynch syndrome and result in different but imprecisely known cancer risks. This study aimed to provide age and organ-specific cancer risks according to gene and gender and to determine survival after cancer. METHODS: We conducted an international, multicenter prospective observational study using independent test and validation cohorts of carriers of class 4 or class 5 variants. After validation the cohorts were merged providing 6350 participants and 51,646 follow-up years. RESULTS: There were 1808 prospectively observed cancers. Pathogenic MLH1 and MSH2 variants caused high penetrance dominant cancer syndromes sharing similar colorectal, endometrial, and ovarian cancer risks, but older MSH2 carriers had higher risk of cancers of the upper urinary tract, upper gastrointestinal tract, brain, and particularly prostate. Pathogenic MSH6 variants caused a sex-limited trait with high endometrial cancer risk but only modestly increased colorectal cancer risk in both genders. We did not demonstrate a significantly increased cancer risk in carriers of pathogenic PMS2 variants. Ten-year crude survival was over 80% following colon, endometrial, or ovarian cancer. CONCLUSION: Management guidelines for Lynch syndrome may require revision in light of these different gene and gender-specific risks and the good prognosis for the most commonly associated cancers.

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Genet Med ; 21(12): 2706-2712, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204389

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PURPOSE: Biallelic pathogenic variants in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes cause a recessive childhood cancer predisposition syndrome known as constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD). Family members with a heterozygous MMR variant have Lynch syndrome. We aimed at estimating cancer risk in these heterozygous carriers as a novel approach to avoid complicated statistical methods to correct for ascertainment bias. METHODS: Cumulative colorectal cancer incidence was estimated in a cohort of PMS2- and MSH6-associated families, ascertained by the CMMRD phenotype of the index, by using mutation probabilities based on kinship coefficients as analytical weights in a proportional hazard regression on the cause-specific hazards. Confidence intervals (CIs) were obtained by bootstrapping at the family level. RESULTS: The estimated cumulative colorectal cancer risk at age 70 years for heterozygous PMS2 variant carriers was 8.7% (95% CI 4.3-12.7%) for both sexes combined, and 9.9% (95% CI 4.9-15.3%) for men and 5.9% (95% CI 1.6-11.1%) for women separately. For heterozygous MSH6 variant carriers these estimates are 11.8% (95% CI 4.5-22.7%) for both sexes combined, 10.0% (95% CI 1.83-24.5%) for men and 11.7% (95% CI 2.10-26.5%) for women. CONCLUSION: Our findings are consistent with previous reports that used more complex statistical methods to correct for ascertainment bias. These results underline the need for MMR gene-specific surveillance protocols for Lynch syndrome.

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Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev ; 28(6): 1010-1014, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30824524

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BACKGROUND: PMS2-associated Lynch syndrome is characterized by a relatively low colorectal cancer penetrance compared with other Lynch syndromes. However, age at colorectal cancer diagnosis varies widely, and a strong genetic anticipation effect has been suggested for PMS2 families. In this study, we examined proposed genetic anticipation in a sample of 152 European PMS2 families. METHODS: The 152 families (637 family members) that were eligible for analysis were mainly clinically ascertained via clinical genetics centers. We used weighted Cox-type random effects model, adjusted by birth cohort and sex, to estimate the generational effect on the age of onset of colorectal cancer. Probands and young birth cohorts were excluded from the analyses. Weights represented mutation probabilities based on kinship coefficients, thus avoiding testing bias. RESULTS: Family data across three generations, including 123 colorectal cancers, were analyzed. When compared with the first generation, the crude HR for anticipation was 2.242 [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.162-4.328] for the second generation and 2.644 (95% CI, 1.082-6.464) for the third generation. However, after correction for birth cohort and sex, the effect vanished [HR = 1.302 (95% CI, 0.648-2.619) and HR = 1.074 (95% CI, 0.406-2.842) for second and third generations, respectively]. CONCLUSIONS: Our study did not confirm previous reports of genetic anticipation in PMS2-associated Lynch syndrome. Birth-cohort effect seems the most likely explanation for observed younger colorectal cancer diagnosis in subsequent generations, particularly because there is currently no commonly accepted biological mechanism that could explain genetic anticipation in Lynch syndrome. IMPACT: This new model for studying genetic anticipation provides a standard for rigorous analysis of families with dominantly inherited cancer predisposition.

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Cancer Cell ; 35(2): 256-266.e5, 2019 02 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30753826

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Biallelic germline mutations affecting NTHL1 predispose carriers to adenomatous polyposis and colorectal cancer, but the complete phenotype is unknown. We describe 29 individuals carrying biallelic germline NTHL1 mutations from 17 families, of which 26 developed one (n = 10) or multiple (n = 16) malignancies in 14 different tissues. An unexpected high breast cancer incidence was observed in female carriers (60%). Mutational signature analysis of 14 tumors from 7 organs revealed that NTHL1 deficiency underlies the main mutational process in all but one of the tumors (93%). These results reveal NTHL1 as a multi-tumor predisposition gene with a high lifetime risk for extracolonic cancers and a typical mutational signature observed across tumor types, which can assist in the recognition of this syndrome.

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Hum Mutat ; 40(5): 649-655, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30740824

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Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) is caused by germline pathogenic variants in both alleles of a mismatch repair gene. Patients have an exceptionally high risk of numerous pediatric malignancies and benefit from surveillance and adjusted treatment. The diversity of its manifestation, and ambiguous genotyping results, particularly from PMS2, can complicate diagnosis and preclude timely patient management. Assessment of low-level microsatellite instability in nonneoplastic tissues can detect CMMRD, but current techniques are laborious or of limited sensitivity. Here, we present a simple, scalable CMMRD diagnostic assay. It uses sequencing and molecular barcodes to detect low-frequency microsatellite variants in peripheral blood leukocytes and classifies samples using variant frequencies. We tested 30 samples from 26 genetically-confirmed CMMRD patients, and samples from 94 controls and 40 Lynch syndrome patients. All samples were correctly classified, except one from a CMMRD patient recovering from aplasia. However, additional samples from this same patient tested positive for CMMRD. The assay also confirmed CMMRD in six suspected patients. The assay is suitable for both rapid CMMRD diagnosis within clinical decision windows and scalable screening of at-risk populations. Its deployment will improve patient care, and better define the prevalence and phenotype of this likely underreported cancer syndrome.

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Genes Chromosomes Cancer ; 58(6): 357-364, 2019 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30578689

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Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) have been recently included into the spectrum of BAP1-tumor predisposition syndrome (TPDS). Uveal melanoma (UM) is also a tumor often observed in patients with this hereditary tumor syndrome, in particular bilateral UM is highly suspicious for BAP1-TPDS although no patient has been reported yet. Based on our index patient with BAP1-TPDS with bilateral UM (choroid OD, oculus dexter; iris OS, oculus sinister), several BCCs and thyroid cancer as well as a family history for cancer, this paper analyzes hints and pitfalls to diagnose this syndrome clinically and histologically. A previously undescribed germline variant, namely a heterozygous deletion of a single nucleotide on position 2001 (c.2001delG;p.[Thr668Profs*24] in exon 16 of the BAP1 gene), was identified. Structural changes in the C-terminal of the BAP1 protein were observed by in silico analysis. While the excised iris melanoma showed loss of BAP1 nuclear staining by immunohistochemical staining, the BCCs of our patient (and in the control group, n = 13) were BAP1 positive. Genetic analysis of the BCC of the ocular adnexae confirmed a remaining intact BAP1 copy. The constellation of (bilateral) UM in combination with BCC should raise suspicion for a BAP1-TPDS. As our BCCs probably developed independently from the BAP1-TPDS and UMs frequently show loss of nuclear BAP1 staining, genetic analysis is mandatory to diagnose this syndrome.


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Carcinoma Basocelular/genética , Melanoma/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Ubiquitina Tiolesterase/genética , Neoplasias Uveais/genética , Idoso , Carcinoma Basocelular/patologia , Diagnóstico Diferencial , Feminino , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Melanoma/patologia , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/química , Ubiquitina Tiolesterase/química , Neoplasias Uveais/patologia
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Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd ; 78(10): 949-971, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30364388

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Summary The first German interdisciplinary S3-guideline on the diagnosis, therapy and follow-up of patients with endometrial cancer was published in April 2018. Funded by German Cancer Aid as part of an Oncology Guidelines Program, the lead coordinators of the guideline were the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG) and the Gynecological Oncology Working Group (AGO) of the German Cancer Society (DKG). Purpose The use of evidence-based, risk-adapted therapy to treat low-risk women with endometrial cancer avoids unnecessarily radical surgery and non-useful adjuvant radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. This can significantly reduce therapy-induced morbidity and improve the patient's quality of life as well as avoiding unnecessary costs. For women with endometrial cancer and a high risk of recurrence, the guideline defines the optimal surgical radicality together with the appropriate chemotherapy and/or adjuvant radiotherapy where required. The evidence-based optimal use of different therapeutic modalities should improve survival rates and the quality of life of these patients. The S3-guideline on endometrial cancer is intended as a basis for certified gynecological cancer centers. The aim is that the quality indicators established in this guideline will be incorporated in the certification processes of these centers. Methods The guideline was compiled in accordance with the requirements for S3-level guidelines. This includes, in the first instance, the adaptation of source guidelines selected using the DELBI instrument for appraising guidelines. Other consulted sources include reviews of evidence which were compiled from literature selected during systematic searches of literature databases using the PICO scheme. In addition, an external biostatistics institute was commissioned to carry out a systematic search and assessment of the literature for one area of the guideline. The identified materials were used by the interdisciplinary working groups to develop suggestions for Recommendations and Statements, which were then modified during structured consensus conferences and/or additionally amended online using the DELPHI method with consent being reached online. The guideline report is freely available online. Recommendations Part 1 of this short version of the guideline presents recommendations on epidemiology, screening, diagnosis and hereditary factors, The epidemiology of endometrial cancer and the risk factors for developing endomentrial cancer are presented. The options for screening and the methods used to diagnose endometrial cancer including the pathology of the cancer are outlined. Recommendations are given for the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of hereditary forms of endometrial cancer.

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J Clin Oncol ; 36(29): 2961-2968, 2018 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30161022

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PURPOSE: Lynch syndrome due to pathogenic variants in the DNA mismatch repair genes MLH1, MSH2, and MSH6 is predominantly associated with colorectal and endometrial cancer, although extracolonic cancers have been described within the Lynch tumor spectrum. However, the age-specific cumulative risk (penetrance) of these cancers is still poorly defined for PMS2-associated Lynch syndrome. Using a large data set from a worldwide collaboration, our aim was to determine accurate penetrance measures of cancers for carriers of heterozygous pathogenic PMS2 variants. METHODS: A modified segregation analysis was conducted that incorporated both genotyped and nongenotyped relatives, with conditioning for ascertainment to estimates corrected for bias. Hazard ratios (HRs) and corresponding 95% CIs were estimated for each cancer site for mutation carriers compared with the general population, followed by estimation of penetrance. RESULTS: In total, 284 families consisting of 4,878 first- and second-degree family members were included in the analysis. PMS2 mutation carriers were at increased risk for colorectal cancer (cumulative risk to age 80 years of 13% [95% CI, 7.9% to 22%] for males and 12% [95% CI, 6.7% to 21%] for females) and endometrial cancer (13% [95% CI, 7.0%-24%]), compared with the general population (6.6%, 4.7%, and 2.4%, respectively). There was no clear evidence of an increased risk of ovarian, gastric, hepatobiliary, bladder, renal, brain, breast, prostate, or small bowel cancer. CONCLUSION: Heterozygous PMS2 mutation carriers were at small increased risk for colorectal and endometrial cancer but not for any other Lynch syndrome-associated cancer. This finding justifies that PMS2-specific screening protocols could be restricted to colonoscopies. The role of risk-reducing hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for PMS2 mutation carriers needs further discussion.

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Gastroenterology ; 155(5): 1400-1409.e2, 2018 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30063918

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BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with Lynch syndrome are at high risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC). Regular colonoscopic surveillance is recommended, but there is no international consensus on the appropriate interval. We investigated whether shorter intervals are associated with lower CRC incidence and detection at earlier stages by comparing the surveillance policies in Germany, which evaluates patients by colonoscopy annually, in the Netherlands (patients evaluated at 1-2-year intervals), and Finland (patients evaluated at 2-3-year intervals). METHODS: We collected data from 16,327 colonoscopic examinations (conducted from 1984 through 2015) of 2747 patients with Lynch syndrome (pathogenic variants in the MLH1, MSH2, or MSH6 genes) from the German HNPCC Consortium, the Dutch Lynch Syndrome Registry, and the Finnish Lynch Syndrome Registry. Our analysis included 23,309 person-years of cumulative observation time. Time from the index colonoscopy to incident CRC or adenoma was analyzed using the Kaplan-Meier method; groups were compared using the log-rank test. We performed multivariable Cox regression analyses to identify factors associated with CRC risk (diagnosis of CRC before the index colonoscopy, sex, mutation, age, and presence of adenoma at the index colonoscopy). RESULTS: The 10-year cumulative CRC incidence ranged from 4.1% to 18.4% in patients with low- and high-risk profiles, respectively, and varied with age, sex, mutation, and prior detection of CRC or adenoma. Observed colonoscopy intervals were largely in accordance with the country-specific recommendations. We found no significant differences in cumulative CRC incidence or CRC stage at detection among countries. There was no significant association between CRC stage and time since last colonoscopy. CONCLUSIONS: We did not find a significant reduction in CRC incidence or stage of detection in Germany (annual colonoscopic surveillance) than in countries with longer surveillance intervals (the Netherlands, with 1-2-year intervals, and Finland, with 2-3-year intervals). Overall, we did not find a significant association of the interval with CRC risk, although age, sex, mutation, and prior neoplasia were used to individually modify colonoscopy intervals. Studies are needed to develop and validate risk-adapted surveillance strategies and to identify patients who benefit from shorter surveillance intervals.

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Zentralbl Chir ; 2018 Aug 01.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30068014

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INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic total gastrectomy is the treatment of choice in patients with germline mutation in the CDH1 gene and therefore high risk for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC). Minimally invasive techniques have been established in recent years for treatment of gastric cancer. METHODS: We report findings with 12 patients with proven CDH1 mutation who underwent multidisciplinary treatment between 2013 and 3/2018 in our centre for hereditary tumour diseases, followed by prophylactic total gastrectomy in our department. Data were collected in a prospective hereditary tumour database. RESULTS: Open prophylactic total gastrectomy was performed in 5 patients (between 2013 and 2015) and minimally invasive prospective gastrectomy in 7 patients (between 2015 and 2018). The median age of all patients (7 women and 5 men) was 42 (range: 19 - 60) years. The mean operation time was 291 ± 72 minutes (open: 269 ± 70; minimally invasive: 307 ± 75). Perioperative 60-day mortality and anastomotic leakage rate were 0%. In 3 patients, postoperative complications occurred (according to the Clavien-Dindo classification: one each of grades II, IIIa and IVb, respectively), and therefore 25% morbidity. The average postoperative hospital stay was 14.5 ± 6.2 days (open: 16.2 ± 7.9; minimally invasive: 13.3 ± 5.0). In 10 of 12 patients (83%), foci of intramucosal signet ring cell carcinomas were found in the gastric specimen, in 9 patients with multifocal dissemination. There were no cases with advanced carcinomas (≥ pT1b) or lymph node metastases. CONCLUSION: Patients with suspected high risk for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer should be cared for in a multidisciplinary centre for hereditary tumour diseases. Laparoscopic total gastrectomy is a safe and feasible risk-reducing procedure for patients with CDH1 germline mutation. Therefore, in the absence of contraindications and with available surgical expertise, the minimally invasive operation should be the standard procedure for these patients.

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Int J Cancer ; 143(11): 2800-2813, 2018 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29987844

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In many families with suspected Lynch syndrome (LS), no germline mutation in the causative mismatch repair (MMR) genes is detected during routine diagnostics. To identify novel causative genes for LS, the present study investigated 77 unrelated, mutation-negative patients with clinically suspected LS and a loss of MSH2 in tumor tissue. An analysis for genomic copy number variants (CNV) was performed, with subsequent next generation sequencing (NGS) of selected candidate genes in a subgroup of the cohort. Genomic DNA was genotyped using Illumina's HumanOmniExpress Bead Array. After quality control and filtering, 25 deletions and 16 duplications encompassing 73 genes were identified in 28 patients. No recurrent CNV was detected, and none of the CNVs affected the regulatory regions of MSH2. A total of 49 candidate genes from genomic regions implicated by the present CNV analysis and 30 known or assumed risk genes for colorectal cancer (CRC) were then sequenced in a subset of 38 patients using a customized NGS gene panel and Sanger sequencing. Single nucleotide variants were identified in 14 candidate genes from the CNV analysis. The most promising of these candidate genes were: (i) PRKCA, PRKDC, and MCM4, as a functional relation to MSH2 is predicted by network analysis, and (ii) CSMD1, as this is commonly mutated in CRC. Furthermore, six patients harbored POLE variants outside the exonuclease domain, suggesting that these might be implicated in hereditary CRC. Analyses in larger cohorts of suspected LS patients recruited via international collaborations are warranted to verify the present findings.

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Eur J Pediatr ; 177(3): 429-435, 2018 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29273943

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Patients with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) are at increased risk of developing benign and malignant tumors, including thyroid carcinoma. Benign thyroid lesions and single cases of thyroid carcinoma have been reported in children with PHTS. We conducted a retrospective, single-centered study including children and adolescents with a molecularly proven diagnosis of PTEN. Our cohort consists of 16 patients, with a mean age at diagnosis PHTS of 5.7 years. Twelve of 16 cases exhibited thyroid abnormalities (75%). In seven patients, thyroid abnormalities were already present at first ultrasound screening, in five cases they occurred during follow-up. Eight patients underwent thyroidectomy. Histopathology included nodular goiter, follicular adenoma, papillary microcarcinoma in a boy of six and follicular carcinoma in a girl of 13 years. Two patients had autoimmune thyroid disease. CONCLUSION: Thyroid disease is common in children with PHTS. Physicians caring for patients with early thyroid abnormalities and additional syndromal features should be aware of PHTS as a potentially underlying disorder. Ultrasound screening should be performed immediately after diagnosis of PHTS and repeated yearly or more frequently. Because of possible early cancer development, we recommend early surgical intervention in the form of total thyroidectomy in cases of suspicious ultrasound findings. What is Known: • PHTS patients are at high risk of developing benign and malignant tumors. • Individual cases of thyroid carcinoma in children have been reported. What is New: • Thyroid disease is even more common in children with PHTS (75%) than previously expected. • Frequently thyroid disease is the first organ pathology requiring diagnostic workup and therefore children with PHTS should be examined for thyroid disease right after diagnosis and receive follow-up on a regular basis throughout life.


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Síndrome do Hamartoma Múltiplo/complicações , Doenças da Glândula Tireoide/etiologia , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Doenças da Glândula Tireoide/diagnóstico , Doenças da Glândula Tireoide/epidemiologia , Doenças da Glândula Tireoide/terapia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29213343

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Background: Serrated or Hyperplastic Polyposis Syndrome (SPS, HPS) is a yet poorly defined colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition characterised by the occurrence of multiple and/or large serrated polyps throughout the colon. A serrated polyp-CRC sequence (serrated pathway) of CRC formation has been postulated, however, to date only few molecular signatures of serrated neoplasia (BRAF, KRAS, RNF43 mutations, CpG Island Methylation, MSI) have been described in a subset of SPS patients and neither the etiology of the syndrome nor the distinct genetic alterations during tumorigenesis have been identified. Methods: To identify somatic point mutations in potential novel candidate genes of SPS-associated lesions and the involved pathways we performed exome sequencing of eleven early serrated polyps obtained from a 41 year-old female patient with clinically confirmed SPS. For data filtering and analysis, standard pipelines were used. Somatic mutations were identified by comparison with leukocyte DNA and were validated by Sanger sequencing. Results: The BRAF p.V600E or KRAS p.G12D mutation was identified in six polyps (~50%) and not found in polyps from the distal colon. In addition, we found seven unique rare somatic alterations of seven different genes in four serrated tumours, all of which are missense variants. The variant in ABI3BP and CATSPERB are predicted to be deleterious. No established cancer gene or candidate genes related to serrated tumorigenesis were affected. Conclusions: Somatic mutations seem to be rare events in early hyperplastic and serrated lesions of SPS patients. Neither frequently affected genes nor enrichment of specific pathways were observed. Thus, other alterations such as non-coding variants or epigenetic changes might be the major driving force of tumour progression in SPS.

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J Pathol ; 243(2): 242-254, 2017 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28727142

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) arising in Lynch syndrome (LS) comprises tumours with constitutional mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes. There is still a lack of whole-genome and transcriptome studies of LS-CRC to address questions about similarities and differences in mutation and gene expression characteristics between LS-CRC and sporadic CRC, about the molecular heterogeneity of LS-CRC, and about specific mechanisms of LS-CRC genesis linked to dysfunctional mismatch repair in LS colonic mucosa and the possible role of immune editing. Here, we provide a first molecular characterization of LS tumours and of matched tumour-distant reference colonic mucosa based on whole-genome DNA-sequencing and RNA-sequencing analyses. Our data support two subgroups of LS-CRCs, G1 and G2, whereby G1 tumours show a higher number of somatic mutations, a higher amount of microsatellite slippage, and a different mutation spectrum. The gene expression phenotypes support this difference. Reference mucosa of G1 shows a strong immune response associated with the expression of HLA and immune checkpoint genes and the invasion of CD4+ T cells. Such an immune response is not observed in LS tumours, G2 reference and normal (non-Lynch) mucosa, and sporadic CRC. We hypothesize that G1 tumours are edited for escape from a highly immunogenic microenvironment via loss of HLA presentation and T-cell exhaustion. In contrast, G2 tumours seem to develop in a less immunogenic microenvironment where tumour-promoting inflammation parallels tumourigenesis. Larger studies on non-neoplastic mucosa tissue of mutation carriers are required to better understand the early phases of emerging tumours. Copyright © 2017 Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Mutação/genética , Antígenos de Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/imunologia , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais Hereditárias sem Polipose/imunologia , Expressão Gênica/genética , Genes Neoplásicos/genética , Genoma Humano/genética , Humanos , Imunidade Celular , Fenótipo , Recidiva , Transcriptoma/genética , Evasão Tumoral/genética , Evasão Tumoral/imunologia
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J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 139(2): 607-620.e15, 2017 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27477328

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BACKGROUND: Patients with heterozygous germline mutations in phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) experience autoimmunity and lymphoid hyperplasia. OBJECTIVES: Because regulation of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway is critical for maintaining regulatory T (Treg) cell functions, we investigate Treg cells in patients with heterozygous germline PTEN mutations (PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome [PHTS]). METHODS: Patients with PHTS were assessed for immunologic conditions, lymphocyte subsets, forkhead box P3 (FOXP3)+ Treg cell levels, and phenotype. To determine the functional importance of phosphatases that control the PI3K pathway, we assessed Treg cell induction in vitro, mitochondrial depolarization, and recruitment of PTEN to the immunologic synapse. RESULTS: Autoimmunity and peripheral lymphoid hyperplasia were found in 43% of 79 patients with PHTS. Immune dysregulation in patients with PHTS included lymphopenia, CD4+ T-cell reduction, and changes in T- and B-cell subsets. Although total CD4+FOXP3+ Treg cell numbers are reduced, frequencies are maintained in the blood and intestine. Despite pathogenic PTEN mutations, the FOXP3+ T cells are phenotypically normal. We show that the phosphatase PH domain leucine-rich repeat protein phosphatase (PHLPP) downstream of PTEN is highly expressed in normal human Treg cells and provides complementary phosphatase activity. PHLPP is indispensable for the differentiation of induced Treg cells in vitro and Treg cell mitochondrial fitness. PTEN and PHLPP form a phosphatase network that is polarized at the immunologic synapse. CONCLUSION: Heterozygous loss of function of PTEN in human subjects has a significant effect on T- and B-cell immunity. Assembly of the PTEN-PHLPP phosphatase network allows coordinated phosphatase activities at the site of T-cell receptor activation, which is important for limiting PI3K hyperactivation in Treg cells despite PTEN haploinsufficiency.


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Linfócitos B/fisiologia , Síndrome do Hamartoma Múltiplo/imunologia , Sinapses Imunológicas/metabolismo , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/fisiologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/metabolismo , Fosfoproteínas Fosfatases/metabolismo , Linfócitos T Reguladores/fisiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Autoimunidade , Células Cultivadas , Criança , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Síndrome do Hamartoma Múltiplo/genética , Humanos , Hiperplasia , Masculino , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação/genética , PTEN Fosfo-Hidrolase/genética , Ligação Proteica , Transporte Proteico , Transdução de Sinais , Adulto Jovem
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Endosc Int Open ; 4(12): E1305-E1310, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27995193

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Background and study aims: Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HGGC), an autosomal dominant tumor-syndrome, accounts for 1 % to 3 % of gastric cancers worldwide. Presumably 30 % to 40 % of all patients fulfilling the clinical guidelines for HDGC are carriers of a pathogenic mutation in the CDH1 gene. Patients often show multiple foci of signet ring cell carcinoma at early age and are advised to undergo prophylactic total gastrectomy (PTG). Our aim was to improve the endoscopic detection of HDGC by using an enhanced endoscopic protocol. Patient and methods: Patients with a proven CDH1 germline mutation identified in our institute were prospectively included. Patients were advised to undergo PTG and offered a baseline endoscopic examination prior surgery. Examination was performed by using high-resolution white-light endoscopy and pan-gastric chromoendoscopy with indigo carmine as dye combined with targeted and multiple random biopsies assessed by an expert histopathologist. Postoperative histopathology was compared with results from endoscopic biopsies. Results: Between September 2012 and November 2014 8 patients with a proven CDH1 germline mutation were included. We conducted 44 targeted (6.3/patient) and 225 random (32.1/patient) biopsies in 7 patients. We detected 1 gastric cancer by random biopsy (14 %). All other examinations showed no signs of cancer. Histopathology of gastrectomy specimen revealed multiple foci of gastric carcinoma in 6 patients (86 %) with a total number of 27 cancer foci. Conclusions: Examination with targeted and random biopsies combined with chromoendoscopy is not able to detect small foci of gastric cancer in CDH1 mutation carriers. Therefore PTG is advocated in these patients.

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Int J Colorectal Dis ; 31(12): 1825-1833, 2016 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27682646

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PURPOSE: Germline mutations in several genes confer a relevant lifetime risk of gastric cancer. In this context, an increasing involvement of a surgeon can be seen, mainly with the question of performing a prophylactic operation. METHODS: Patients with hereditary tumor syndromes predisposing for gastric cancer who received care leading to prophylactic total gastrectomy in our Center for Hereditary Tumor Syndromes were analyzed. For each patient, the multidisciplinary decision-making process, the perioperative course, and the histopathologic findings were assessed. Short-term morbidity was evaluated based on the medical reports. RESULTS: The analysis includes nine patients (six female, three male) with a median age of 41.6 (range 23-60) years. Indication for prophylactic total gastrectomy was based on family history and genetic analysis (eight patients with a germline mutation of the CDH1 gene and one patient with a SMAD4 mutation). Removal of the entire gastric mucosa was documented intraoperatively by fresh frozen section examination. Extended (DII) lymphadenectomy was performed in four patients. Histopathologic examination of gastrectomy specimens revealed six patients (6/9, 67 %) with multifocal signet ring cell carcinomas. In our series, prophylactic total gastrectomy was a safe procedure without mortality and low morbidity. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with hereditary syndromes predisposing for gastric cancer should be evaluated for this curative procedure in a specialized center. Further research is necessary, and the implementation of nationwide registers including patients with prophylactic gastrointestinal operations due to hereditary tumor syndrome is advisable.


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Gastrectomia , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Neoplasias Gástricas/prevenção & controle , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fatores de Risco , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Adulto Jovem
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