• By Jessica Profato
  • Posted October 16, 2017

Identifying Patients with Lynch Syndrome: A Paired Somatic/Germline Testing Approach

Lynch syndrome is one of the most common hereditary cancer syndromes, affecting about 1/279-1/440 people in the U.S. It is caused by a genetic mutation in one of five genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, or EPCAM. Individuals with Lynch syndrome have a significantly increased lifetime risk for multiple types of cancer including colorectal …


  • By Jessica Profato
  • Posted September 25, 2017

Knowledge is Power: Learn More About Lynch Syndrome

Over the past few years, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, have received a lot of media attention. From the perspective of a Genetic Counselor, I can say that these stories have helped raise awareness about hereditary cancer and the importance of understanding your family history. I hope that …


  • By Deepti Babu, MS, CGC
  • Posted May 17, 2017

Lynch Syndrome - It's more common than you think

Did you know that more than 1 in 4 of those with Lynch syndrome (LS) are missed by current genetic testing guidelines? New research from Ambry Genetics and Ohio State University of nearly 35,000 patients will change how the genetics community thinks about genetic testing strategies, lifetime cancer risks, and medical management for people with …