Lynch Syndrome (HNPCC) and Microsatellite Instability Analysis Guidelines - Part 2


Umar, A.

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This publication discusses a number of issues relevant to cancer diagnosis and screening to guide general public health or scientific community, hence to refine Lynch syndrome – also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) – and microsatellite instability (MSI) was an effort in that direction. Recent findings warrant a re-examination of the current issues and guidelines for HNPCC diagnosis. MSI and immunohistochemistry (IHC) detection are other molecular tests that have surfaced for detecting DNA mismatch repair (MMR) defects and that have not been included in previous HNPCC diagnostic guidelines. This volume generates recommendations on appropriate strategies for evaluating MSI; diagnosing HNPCC; and identifying HNPCC mutation carriers.