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Lynch Syndrome Program

  • LYNKED IN Lynch Syndrome Conference Video Presentations
    Connecting and empowering Lynch Syndrome families

    The following presentations were originally given at the LYNKED IN Lynch Syndrome Conference on June 11, 2016, hosted by Dana-Farber's Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention.

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    Lynch Syndrome: From Discovery to Current Research

    Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH, Director of Research at Dana-Farber's Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, delivers opening remarks for the inaugural DFCI Lynch Syndrome Conference, with an overview of Lynch syndrome, from discovery to current research and treatment, and Dana-Farber's special place in that history.

     

    Jimmy Fund Walk: Team Lynch Syndrome

    Sharon Goyette, captain of Team Lynch Syndrome, talks about the Jimmy Fund Walk team that survivors, patients, caregivers, and staff started in 2013, which has raised over $60,000 to support Lynch syndrome research, treatment, education, and patient advocacy at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

     

    Lynch Syndrome: Screening for Colorectal and Endometrial Cancer

    Kimberly Perez, MD, medical oncologist in Dana-Farber's Gastrointestinal Cancer Center and Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention, answers the "how," "when," and "why" of screening for colorectal and endometrial cancers.

     

    Lynch Syndrome: Colorectal Surgery Decision-Making

    Joel Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACS, colorectal surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses the different decisions faced by patients and physicians when a colorectal surgery is determined to be necessary.

     

    Lynch Syndrome and Immunotherapy

    Matthew Yurgelun, MD, medical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center and Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber, discusses immunotherapy and how it could be useful for patients with Lynch syndrome.

     

    Lynch Syndrome: Screening for Skin Tumors

    Nicole LeBoeuf, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of the Center for Cutaneous Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, discusses rare skin tumors that are more common in patients with Lynch syndrome, and skin cancer screening recommended for patients with Lynch syndrome.

     

    Lynch Syndrome: Preventing Colorectal Polyps with Aspirin

    Ramona Lim, MD, gastroenterologist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, discusses the possible benefits of aspirin for patients with Lynch syndrome as a way to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

     

    Lynch Syndrome: Diet, Exercise, and Cancer Risk

    Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, Clinical Director of Dana-Farber's Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, discusses research on the relationship between a healthy lifestyle and cancer risk for patients with Lynch syndrome and the general public.

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