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Gut ; 2019 Oct 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31672839

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BACKGROUND AND AIM: The International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening Consortium met in 2018 to update its consensus recommendations for the management of individuals with increased risk of pancreatic cancer based on family history or germline mutation status (high-risk individuals). METHODS: A modified Delphi approach was employed to reach consensus among a multidisciplinary group of experts who voted on consensus statements. Consensus was considered reached if ≥75% agreed or disagreed. RESULTS: Consensus was reached on 55 statements. The main goals of surveillance (to identify high-grade dysplastic precursor lesions and T1N0M0 pancreatic cancer) remained unchanged. Experts agreed that for those with familial risk, surveillance should start no earlier than age 50 or 10 years earlier than the youngest relative with pancreatic cancer, but were split on whether to start at age 50 or 55. Germline ATM mutation carriers with one affected first-degree relative are now considered eligible for surveillance. Experts agreed that preferred surveillance tests are endoscopic ultrasound and MRI/magnetic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, but no consensus was reached on how to alternate these modalities. Annual surveillance is recommended in the absence of concerning lesions. Main areas of disagreement included if and how surveillance should be performed for hereditary pancreatitis, and the management of indeterminate lesions. CONCLUSIONS: Pancreatic surveillance is recommended for selected high-risk individuals to detect early pancreatic cancer and its high-grade precursors, but should be performed in a research setting by multidisciplinary teams in centres with appropriate expertise. Until more evidence supporting these recommendations is available, the benefits, risks and costs of surveillance of pancreatic surveillance need additional evaluation.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 2019 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31527860

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This study aimed to determine the prevalence of APC-associated familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP) in a large cohort, taking into account factors as adenoma count and year of diagnosis. All application forms used to send patients in for APC and MUTYH variant analysis between 1992 and 2017 were collected (n = 2082). Using the data provided on the application form, the APC and biallelic MUTYH prevalence was determined and possible predictive factors were examined using multivariate multinomial logistic regression analysis in SPSS. The prevalence of disease causing variants in the APC gene significantly increases with adenoma count while MAP shows a peak prevalence in individuals with 50-99 adenomas. Logistic regression analysis shows significant odds ratios for adenoma count, age at diagnosis, and, interestingly, a decline in the chance of finding a variant in either gene over time. Moreover, in 22% (43/200) of patients with FAP-related extracolonic manifestations a variant was identified. The overall detection rates are above 10% for patients with >10 adenomas aged <60 and >20 adenomas aged <70. Patients with variants outside these criteria had FAP-related extracolonic manifestations, colorectal cancer aged <40, somatic KRAS c.34G > T variant in the tumor or a first-degree relative with >10 adenomas. Therefore, APC and MUTYH testing in patients with >10 adenomas aged <60 and with >20 adenomas aged <70 is advised. Almost all FAP and MAP patients not meeting these criteria showed other characteristics that can be used as an indication to prompt genetic testing.

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Eur Urol ; 2019 Sep 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537406

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BACKGROUND: Mutations in BRCA2 cause a higher risk of early-onset aggressive prostate cancer (PrCa). The IMPACT study is evaluating targeted PrCa screening using prostate-specific-antigen (PSA) in men with germline BRCA1/2 mutations. OBJECTIVE: To report the utility of PSA screening, PrCa incidence, positive predictive value of PSA, biopsy, and tumour characteristics after 3 yr of screening, by BRCA status. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Men aged 40-69 yr with a germline pathogenic BRCA1/2 mutation and male controls testing negative for a familial BRCA1/2 mutation were recruited. Participants underwent PSA screening for 3 yr, and if PSA > 3.0 ng/ml, men were offered prostate biopsy. OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: PSA levels, PrCa incidence, and tumour characteristics were evaluated. Statistical analyses included Poisson regression offset by person-year follow-up, chi-square tests for proportion t tests for means, and Kruskal-Wallis for medians. RESULTS AND LIMITATIONS: A total of 3027 patients (2932 unique individuals) were recruited (919 BRCA1 carriers, 709 BRCA1 noncarriers, 902 BRCA2 carriers, and 497 BRCA2 noncarriers). After 3 yr of screening, 527 men had PSA > 3.0 ng/ml, 357 biopsies were performed, and 112 PrCa cases were diagnosed (31 BRCA1 carriers, 19 BRCA1 noncarriers, 47 BRCA2 carriers, and 15 BRCA2 noncarriers). Higher compliance with biopsy was observed in BRCA2 carriers compared with noncarriers (73% vs 60%). Cancer incidence rate per 1000 person years was higher in BRCA2 carriers than in noncarriers (19.4 vs 12.0; p = 0.03); BRCA2 carriers were diagnosed at a younger age (61 vs 64 yr; p = 0.04) and were more likely to have clinically significant disease than BRCA2 noncarriers (77% vs 40%; p = 0.01). No differences in age or tumour characteristics were detected between BRCA1 carriers and BRCA1 noncarriers. The 4 kallikrein marker model discriminated better (area under the curve [AUC] = 0.73) for clinically significant cancer at biopsy than PSA alone (AUC = 0.65). CONCLUSIONS: After 3 yr of screening, compared with noncarriers, BRCA2 mutation carriers were associated with a higher incidence of PrCa, younger age of diagnosis, and clinically significant tumours. Therefore, systematic PSA screening is indicated for men with a BRCA2 mutation. Further follow-up is required to assess the role of screening in BRCA1 mutation carriers. PATIENT SUMMARY: We demonstrate that after 3 yr of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, we detect more serious prostate cancers in men with BRCA2 mutations than in those without these mutations. We recommend that male BRCA2 carriers are offered systematic PSA screening.

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Scand J Gastroenterol ; 54(6): 733-739, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31401889

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Background: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is characterized by the development of hundreds of colorectal adenomas in the second decade of life, and prophylactic colectomy is usually performed around age of 20. A common question is the appropriate timing of surgery and which endoscopic findings indicate surgery. Methods: All FAP patients known at Leiden University Medical Centre from 1985 onwards were included. The patients were then subdivided into those diagnosed before or after 2000. Patient information included age at diagnosis, colonic phenotype, age at surgery, pathological findings and the outcome of follow-up colonoscopies in whom surgery was postponed. Results: The 72 FAP patients identified consisted of 33 patients diagnosed before (group A) and 39 after (group B) 2000. The median age at diagnosis for patients with classical FAP was 18 in groups A and B. All patients diagnosed before 2000 underwent colorectal surgery versus 68% of those diagnosed >2000. The median age at surgery for classical FAP patients was 19 and 24 years in groups A and B, respectively. In patients with intact colon, the number of adenomas gradually increased over many years. Although most adenomas remained <5 mm, the proportion of 5-15 mm adenomas slowly increased. Only one patient developed a high-grade adenoma. None of the patients developed CRC. Conclusions: Surgery today in FAP is performed less often and at a more advanced age. Our experience also suggests that surgery can be safely postponed in selected patients. The most important endoscopic indication for surgery is substantial number of large adenomas of >5-10 mm.

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J Med Genet ; 56(9): 581-589, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31186341

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BACKGROUND: The currently known breast cancer-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are presently not used to guide clinical management. We explored whether a genetic test that incorporates a SNP-based polygenic risk score (PRS) is clinically meaningful in non-BRCA1/2 high-risk breast cancer families. METHODS: 101 non-BRCA1/2 high-risk breast cancer families were included; 323 cases and 262 unaffected female relatives were genotyped. The 161-SNP PRS was calculated and standardised to 327 population controls (sPRS). Association analysis was performed using a Cox-type random effect regression model adjusted by family history. Updated individualised breast cancer lifetime risk scores were derived by combining the Breast and Ovarian Analysis of Disease Incidence and Carrier Estimation Algorithm breast cancer lifetime risk with the effect of the sPRS. RESULTS: The mean sPRS for cases and their unaffected relatives was 0.70 (SD=0.9) and 0.53 (SD=0.9), respectively. A significant association was found between sPRS and breast cancer, HR=1.16, 95% CI 1.03 to 1.28, p=0.026. Addition of the sPRS to risk prediction based on family history alone changed screening recommendations in 11.5%, 14.7% and 19.8 % of the women according to breast screening guidelines from the USA (National Comprehensive Cancer Network), UK (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Netherlands (Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation), respectively. CONCLUSION: Our results support the application of the PRS in risk prediction and clinical management of women from genetically unexplained breast cancer families.

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Genet Med ; 2019 Jun 17.
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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Fam Cancer ; 18(3): 349-352, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31111311

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Subtotal colectomy is usually the therapy of choice in Lynch syndrome patients diagnosed with colon cancer. In patients who develop cancer after the age of 50-60 years, segmental colectomy is considered a good alternative. Although the endoscopic treatment of early colorectal cancer in non-Lynch patients has increased in the last decades, almost all patients with a Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal malignancy undergo surgery, even if the tumour is diagnosed in a (very) early stage. One of the endoscopic treatment options for early colorectal cancer is an endoscopic full thickness resection (eFTR). This treatment modality allows optimal pathological examination of the resection specimen, as a transmural resection is performed with optimal T-staging of the tumour. We report a case of a 62 year old man, diagnosed with MSH2-Lynch syndrome, who underwent successful eFTR treatment of an early (pT1) colon cancer located in the ascending colon, with no signs of recurrence 12 months after treatment. We discuss the pros and cons of endoscopic resection of early colorectal carcinoma in Lynch syndrome patients.

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Gastrointest Endosc ; 90(4): 624-632, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31028782

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients with Lynch syndrome (LS) undergo regular surveillance by colonoscopy because of an increased risk of colorectal neoplasia, particularly in the proximal colon. Chromoendoscopy (CE) has been reported to improve neoplasia detection compared with conventional white-light endoscopy (WLE), but evidence is limited. Our aim was to investigate the effect of CE in the proximal colon on detection of neoplastic lesions during surveillance in LS. METHODS: This was a multicenter prospective randomized controlled trial of 246 patients with LS who were randomly assigned (1:1) to conventional WLE (n = 123) or colonoscopy with CE in the proximal colon (n = 123), stratified for previous colorectal adenomas and enrolling center. Two years after baseline colonoscopy, patients underwent colonoscopy with CE in the proximal colon. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with at least one neoplastic lesion at baseline and after 2 years. RESULTS: Neoplasia detection rates at baseline colonoscopy were 27% for WLE versus 30% for CE (odds ratio [OR], 1.23; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.69-2.2; P = .56). In the proximal colon, neoplasia detection rates were 16% for WLE versus 24% for CE (OR, 1.6; 95% CI, 0.9-3.1; P = .13). Total procedure time was 9 minutes longer in the CE group. At follow-up after 2 years, neoplasia detection rates were similar in both groups: 26% for the original WLE group versus 28% for the CE group (OR, 1.1; P = .81). CONCLUSIONS: CE in the proximal colon for LS surveillance was not superior to WLE with respect to the initial detection of neoplasia, and not associated with reduced neoplasia detection rates after 2 years. The value of CE remains to be established. (Clinical trial registration number: NCT00905710.).

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HPB (Oxford) ; 21(10): 1371-1375, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30910317

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BACKGROUND: MRI surveillance in a cohort of CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers with a 20% lifetime risk of PDAC led to increased resection rates and improved survival. Patients with screen-detected PDAC were evaluated for main pancreatic duct (MPD) abnormalities in this retrospective review. METHODS: Since 2000 annual MRI and optional EUS was performed in mutation carriers. Data of patients with screen-detected PDAC was collected on gender, age at diagnosis, site of tumor, size, outcome of surgery, pathology findings and survival. All MRIs were re-evaluated for MPD abnormalities. RESULTS: 23 PDAC were detected in 22 (10%) of 217 mutation carriers, 10 (45%) males and 12 (55%) females. The mean age at diagnosis was 59.8 years (range 39.2-74.3 years). Revision of the MRI/MRCP revealed a lesion and dilatation of the MPD in 8 of the 22 patients. In 5 of 7 patients with PDAC detected during follow-up, the previous MRI showed MPD dilatation without evidence of tumor. The mean size of PDAC was 12.3 mm (range 5-19 mm). All tumors were resectable. CONCLUSION: MPD dilation is common in patients with screen-detected PDAC. Abnormalities on MRI during surveillance of high-risk individuals requires intense follow-up or prompt treatment, as early treatment results in a better prognosis.

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Mol Genet Genomic Med ; 7(4): e00603, 2019 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30827058

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BACKGROUND: Germline mutations affecting the exonuclease domains of POLE and POLD1 predispose to colorectal adenomas and carcinoma. Here, we aimed to screen the exonuclease domains to find the genetic causes of multiple colorectal polyps in unexplained cases. METHODS: Using a custom next-generation sequencing panel, we sequenced the exonuclease domains of POLE and POLD1 in 332 index patients diagnosed with multiple colorectal polyps without germline alteration in colorectal polyposis predisposing genes. RESULTS: We identified two variants of unknown significance. One germline POLD1 c.961G>A, p.(Gly321Ser) variant was found in two cases. The first patient was diagnosed with multiple polyps at age 35 and colorectal cancer (CRC) at age 37, with no known family history of CRC. The second patient was diagnosed with CRC at age 44 and cumulatively developed multiple polyps; this patient had two sisters with endometrial cancer who did not carry the variant. Furthermore, we identified a novel POLD1 c.955 T>G, p.(Cys319Gly) variant in a patient diagnosed with multiple colorectal adenomas at age 40. Co-segregation analysis showed that one sister who cumulatively developed multiple adenomas from age 34, and another sister who developed CRC at age 38 did not carry the variant. We did not identify pathogenic variants in POLE and POLD1. CONCLUSION: This study confirms the low frequency of causal variants in these genes in the predisposition for multiple colorectal polyps, and also establishes that these genes are a rare cause of the disease.


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Pólipos do Colo/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , DNA Polimerase III/genética , DNA Polimerase II/genética , Taxa de Mutação , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Domínio Catalítico , DNA Polimerase II/química , DNA Polimerase III/química , Feminino , Mutação em Linhagem Germinativa , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação de Sentido Incorreto , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/química
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J Med Genet ; 2018 Nov 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30415209

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Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency (CMMRD) is a rare childhood cancer predisposition syndrome caused by biallelic germline mutations in one of four mismatch-repair genes. Besides very high tumour risks, CMMRD phenotypes are often characterised by the presence of signs reminiscent of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Because NF1 signs may be present prior to tumour onset, CMMRD is a legitimate differential diagnosis in an otherwise healthy child suspected to have NF1/Legius syndrome without a detectable underlying NF1/SPRED1 germline mutation. However, no guidelines indicate when to counsel and test for CMMRD in this setting. Assuming that CMMRD is rare in these patients and that expected benefits of identifying CMMRD prior to tumour onset should outweigh potential harms associated with CMMRD counselling and testing in this setting, we aimed at elaborating a strategy to preselect, among children suspected to have NF1/Legius syndrome without a causative NF1/SPRED1 mutation and no overt malignancy, those children who have a higher probability of having CMMRD. At an interdisciplinary workshop, we discussed estimations of the frequency of CMMRD as a differential diagnosis of NF1 and potential benefits and harms of CMMRD counselling and testing in a healthy child with no malignancy. Preselection criteria and strategies for counselling and testing were developed and reviewed in two rounds of critical revisions. Existing diagnostic CMMRD criteria were adapted to serve as a guideline as to when to consider CMMRD as differential diagnosis of NF1/Legius syndrome. In addition, counselling and testing strategies are suggested to minimise potential harms.

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United European Gastroenterol J ; 6(8): 1215-1222, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30288284

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Background and objective: Despite intensive colonoscopic surveillance, a substantial proportion of Lynch syndrome (LS) patients develop colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to characterize incident CRC in LS patients. Methods: All patients diagnosed with incident CRC after start of colonoscopic surveillance were identified in the Dutch LS Registry of 905 patients. A retrospective analysis of patient records was carried out for patient characteristics, survival, CRC characteristics and findings of previous colonoscopy. Results: Seventy-one patients (7.8%) were diagnosed with incident CRC. Median interval between incident CRC diagnosis and previous colonoscopy was 23.8 (range 6.7-45.6) months. Median tumor diameter was 2.5 cm, and 17% of the tumors were sessile or flat. Most patients (83%) had no lymph node metastases. There was no association between tumor size and colonoscopy interval or lymph node status. Most patients (65%) had no adenomas during previous colonoscopy. Two patients (2.8%) eventually died from metastatic CRC. Conclusion: The high frequency of incident CRC in LS likely results from several factors. Our findings lend support to the hypothesis of fast conversion of adenomas to CRC, as 65% of patients had no report of polyps during previous colonoscopy. High-quality colonoscopies are essential, especially as tumors and adenomas are difficult to detect because of their frequent non-polypoid appearance. Early detection due to surveillance as well as the indolent growth of CRC, as demonstrated by the lack of lymph node metastases, contributes to the excellent survival observed.

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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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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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Cancer Prev Res (Phila) ; 11(9): 551-556, 2018 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29991580

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CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers have a 20% to 25% risk of developing pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Better understanding of the natural course of PDAC might allow the surveillance protocol to be improved. The aims of the study were to evaluate the role of cystic precursor lesions in the development of PDAC and to assess the growth rate. In 2000, a surveillance program was initiated, consisting of annual MRI in carriers of a CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation. The study cohort included 204 (42% male) patients. Cystic precursor lesions were found in 52 (25%) of 204 mutation carriers. Five (9.7%) of 52 mutation carriers with cystic lesions and 8 (7.0%) of 114 mutation carriers without cystic lesions developed PDAC (P = 0.56). Three of 6 patients with a cystic lesion of ≥10 mm developed PDAC. The median size of all incident PDAC detected between 9 and 12 months since the previous normal MRI was 15 mm, suggesting an annual growth rate of about 15 mm/year. In conclusion, our findings show that patients with and without a cystic lesions have a similar risk of PDAC. However, cystic precursor lesions between 10 and 20 mm increase the risk of PDAC substantially. In view of the large size of the screen-detected tumors, a shorter interval of screening might be recommended for all patients. Cancer Prev Res; 11(9); 551-6. ©2018 AACR.

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Eur J Hum Genet ; 26(8): 1227-1229, 2018 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29769629

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CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers have a substantial risk of developing pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). One of the main clinical features of hereditary cancer is the development of multiple cancers. Since 2000, we have run a surveillance program for CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers. The patients are offered a yearly MRI with optionally endoscopic ultrasound. In patients with a confirmed lesion, usually, a partial resection of the pancreas is recommended. A total of 18 PDAC (8.3%) were detected in 218 mutation carriers. In this report, we describe two CDKN2A-p16-Leiden patients with a synchronous and metachronous PDAC. Including two previously-reported cases, we identified four patients with multiple PDAC: two of 18 patients within the surveillance program (11%) and two patients with a proven CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation not participating in the surveillance program. In conclusion, this study demonstrated a high risk of developing multiple PDAC in CDKN2A-p16-Leiden mutation carriers. After detecting a primary tumor, it is very important to exclude the presence of a second synchronous tumor. Moreover, after a partial pancreatectomy for PDAC, close surveillance is necessary. In view of the current findings, offering a total pancreatectomy might be an appropriate option in patients with an early PDAC.

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J Med Genet ; 55(10): 661-668, 2018 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29661971

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BACKGROUND: Several factors have been reported that influence the probability of a germline CDKN2A mutation in a melanoma family. Our goal was to create a scoring system to estimate this probability, based on a set of clinical features present in the patient and his or her family. METHODS: Five clinical features and their association with CDKN2A mutations were investigated in a training cohort of 1227 Dutch melanoma families (13.7% with CDKN2A mutation) using multivariate logistic regression. Predefined features included number of family members with melanoma and with multiple primary melanomas, median age at diagnosis and presence of pancreatic cancer or upper airway cancer in a family member. Based on these five features, a scoring system (CDKN2A Mutation(CM)-Score) was developed and subsequently validated in a combined Swedish and Dutch familial melanoma cohort (n=421 families; 9.0% with CDKN2A mutation). RESULTS: All five features were significantly associated (p<0.05) with a CDKN2A mutation. At a CM-Score of 16 out of 49 possible points, the threshold of 10% mutation probability is approximated (9.9%; 95% CI 9.8 to 10.1). This probability further increased to >90% for families with ≥36 points. A CM-Score under 16 points was associated with a low mutation probability (≤4%). CM-Score performed well in both the training cohort (area under the curve (AUC) 0.89; 95% CI 0.86 to 0.92) and the external validation cohort (AUC 0.94; 95% CI 0.90 to 0.98). CONCLUSION: We developed a practical scoring system to predict CDKN2A mutation status among melanoma-prone families. We suggest that CDKN2A analysis should be recommended to families with a CM-Score of ≥16 points.

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Br J Cancer ; 118(2): 266-276, 2018 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29301143

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BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and PSA-velocity (PSAV) have been used to identify men at risk of prostate cancer (PrCa). The IMPACT study is evaluating PSA screening in men with a known genetic predisposition to PrCa due to BRCA1/2 mutations. This analysis evaluates the utility of PSA and PSAV for identifying PrCa and high-grade disease in this cohort. METHODS: PSAV was calculated using logistic regression to determine if PSA or PSAV predicted the result of prostate biopsy (PB) in men with elevated PSA values. Cox regression was used to determine whether PSA or PSAV predicted PSA elevation in men with low PSAs. Interaction terms were included in the models to determine whether BRCA status influenced the predictiveness of PSA or PSAV. RESULTS: 1634 participants had ⩾3 PSA readings of whom 174 underwent PB and 45 PrCas diagnosed. In men with PSA >3.0 ng ml-l, PSAV was not significantly associated with presence of cancer or high-grade disease. PSAV did not add to PSA for predicting time to an elevated PSA. When comparing BRCA1/2 carriers to non-carriers, we found a significant interaction between BRCA status and last PSA before biopsy (P=0.031) and BRCA2 status and PSAV (P=0.024). However, PSAV was not predictive of biopsy outcome in BRCA2 carriers. CONCLUSIONS: PSA is more strongly predictive of PrCa in BRCA carriers than non-carriers. We did not find evidence that PSAV aids decision-making for BRCA carriers over absolute PSA value alone.

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