Author | Risto Sankila, MD

Articles

Survival Advantage Seen for HNPCC Colorectal Cancer

May 01, 1997

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is a dominantly inherited syndrome that is estimated to be responsible for between 0.5% to 5% of all colorectal cancers.[1] The syndrome is caused by germline mutations in any of at least four mismatch repair genes.