Cancer Screening Protocol for Patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

National Cancer Institute| Fri Aug 04 11:45:30 EDT 2017
Cancer Screening Protocol for Patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

In a new study from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, researchers found a higher than expected prevalence of cancer at baseline screening in individuals with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), a rare inherited disorder that leads to a higher risk of developing certain cancers. The research demonstrates the feasibility of a new, comprehensive cancer screening protocol for this high-risk population.

The study was led by Sharon A. Savage, M.D., ....

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