Tag: Kidney Cancer

ICARE Featured Video April 2024

Hereditary Kidney Cancer

Below is a featured video from the April 2024 case conference, during which Ramaprasad Srinivasan, MD, PhD from the National Cancer Institute presents on hereditary kidney cancer.

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Community Spotlight 

Genetic testing sounded like a futuristic concept when it originally came to our attention. It sounded something to the likes of cloning. We didn’t really understand what it was and why it was important, but rather thought it sounded like something out of science fiction. Thankfully, our medical providers and genetic counselors stuck with us …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Inherited Cancer Treatment Updates

Lynch Syndrome Carriers with Advanced Uterine Cancer: Treatment with PembrolizumabWomen with Lynch Syndrome are at high risk for uterine cancer. The type of uterine cancer they develop has the tumorcharacteristic of being ‘MSI-H’. A new study indicated treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) resulted in benefit inpatients with MSI-H advanced uterine cancer. Von Hippel-Lindau Patients: Treatment of …

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ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

 Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and Cancer Risks 

A new study reported on differences in the TP53 mutations between patients who met vs those who did not meet Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) testing criteria. Several variants were identified multiple times in those who did and did not meet LFS clinical criteria: p.R175, p.G245, p.R248, p.R273, and p.R282. Other variants were exclusively found in those …

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ICARE Newsletter Fall 2022 

 Inherited Cancer Genes: New Associations 

A new study led by colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including our clinical geneticist colleague, Dr. Georgia Wiesner, evaluated 23 hereditary cancer genes and found 19 new gene associations including 7 new associations with cancer and 12 new associations with noncancer diseases. The associations with cancer versus other conditions is included in the table. …

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ICARE Social Media Post June 2022

New Variants Linked to Hereditary Cancer

A new study evaluated 23 hereditary cancer genes and found 19 new gene associations, including 7 new associations with cancer and 12 new associations with non-neoplastic diseases. Specifically, the below genes were found to have an increased risk of disease:APC: benign liver/bile duct tumors, gastritis, and duodenitisATM: stomach cancer and pancreatic cancerBRCA1/2: ovarian cystsCHEK2: leukemia …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2022

Belzutifan in Von Hippel-Lindau Disease Patients

Belzutifan demonstrated clinical efficacy in patients with renal cell carcinoma who have Von Hippel-Lindau Disease. Learn more by reading the full The New England Journal of Medicine article at 👇https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2103425Reference: Jonasch, et al. N Engl J Med. 2021 Nov 25;385(22):2036-2046. PMID: 34818478.

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ICARE Social Media Post August 2021

Genetic Risk Assessment for Hereditary Renal Cell Carcinoma

To view the 30 consensus statements, read the full article at: https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.33679

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ICARE Social Media Post October 2020

PTEN: Cancer Risks and Risk Management

Gene: 𝙋𝙏𝙀𝙉 Cancer Risks and Management per National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast/Ovarian/Pancreatic Version 1.2021: 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻: Breast cancer risk: Elevated at 85% – Recommend annual mammogram starting at age 30-35 (or 5-10 years before the earliest known breast cancer in the family); consider breast MRI with contrast starting at age 30-35; consider …

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ICARE Social Media Post September 2020

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Status to MK-6482 for Treatment of Patients With VHL Disease-Associated Renal Cell Carcinoma

For additional information, please visit: https://www.onclive.com/view/fda-grants-breakthrough-status-to-mk-6482-for-select-vhl-disease-associated-rcc   Also check out the abstract presented at the 2020 ASCO meeting: https://meetinglibrary.asco.org/record/185945/abstract

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

Other Advances in Cancer Treatment Among Cancer Patients with Inherited Disease: von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) Disease

Additional exciting advances include the results of a new drug (pazopanib) to treat an inherited cancer condition called von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL), in which patients are predisposed to kidney cancers, pancreatic tumors, and hemangioblastomas (i.e., tumors involving the blood vessels). Study results showed that among 31 patients with VHL, overall response rate with the drug …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

High Proportion of Inherited Genes Detected Among Patients with Advanced Renal Cancer

In a study of advanced renal cell cancer patients, inherited cancer gene mutations were identified in 16%, of which 5.5% had mutations in genes related to renal cell cancer. Among the subgroup with non-clear cell renal cancer, about a fifth had an inherited cancer gene mutation, half of which had a gene mutation that could …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Refining Cancer Risks Among Individuals with Lynch Syndrome

Over the past year, multiple studies have refined risks and types of cancer among individuals with Lynch syndrome. Through a Scandinavian study, risks for 13 types of cancer (with colorectal cancers being excluded), were reported to be elevated with differences related to gender, age, and the gene in which mutation was present. Incidence rates of …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2014

Recent Evidence to Suggest That Individuals with Germline Mutations in the PTEN gene (Which Leads to Cowden Syndrome) May Have Higher Renal Cancer Risks

Cowden Syndrome is an inherited condition that leads to higher risks for breast and thyroid cancer, and possibly other cancers.1 There have been a few recent studies that suggest that this condition also puts individuals at a higher risk for kidney cancer. Specifically, Tan et al2 reported a lifetime risk of 30.6% (95% CI: 17.8-49.4) …

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