ICARE Newsletter Winter 2015

Highlights of the 2014 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Update

Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Guidelines

  • Recommendation that tumors from newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients be screened for Lynch syndrome (called “Universal Tumor Screening”).
  • A new algorithm was created for Routine Tumor Testing Criteria for Lynch Syndrome
  • Surveillance/Management recommendations were refined by gene for the various Lynch Syndrome genes.
  • Management recommendations were refined for other inherited colorectal cancers, including Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, Juvenile Polyposis Syndromes, and Colonic Adenomatous Polyposis of Unknown Etiology.

To access the full guidelines document, refer to www.nccn.org