In 2017, not only did Dr. Christian Kratz launch our international chapter, LFSA – Germany, but he also founded the German Cancer Predisposition Syndrome Registry based at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. The registry collects information on genotypes, personal medical details, family histories, and surveillance, as well as a range of biospecimens. In today’s publication
Dr. Kara N. Maxwell, assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is the lead author of the study published December 2021 in the European Urology, “Inherited TP53 Variants and Risk of Prostate Cancer.” The team of American researchers concluded that men who inherit mutations in a gene
“Cancer incidence, patterns, and genotype–phenotype associations in individuals with pathogenic or likely pathogenic germline TP53 variants: an observational cohort study” (November 2021). Authored by a strong team of LFS experts that includes members of the LFSA’s Medical Advisory Board and Genetic Counseling Advisory Group is the most recent review of LFS published by The Lancet.
HOLLISTON, MA -- The Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association (LFSA), dedicated to furthering research and worldwide awareness of the inherited cancer predisposition disorder, celebrates new findings published in the renowned JAMA Oncology journal with implications to better predict cancer risk. First presented at LFSA's 5th International Symposium last year, the concept of analyzing tumor patterns and genetic
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Ask A Genetic Counselor Webinar Presentation Disclaimer: All of the information and materials contained in this presentation, and all materials on the LFSAssociation.org website, are intended for general medical and health information and educational purposes only, and are not in any way intended to be used as a substitute for professional
CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES Executive Producer Ken Burns, with the support of sponsors, has made available the three-episode film by Barak Goodman on Siddhartha Mukerjee’s book, Cancer – The Emperor of All Maladies, for viewing to the world through PBS, online. Watch all three episodes here, along with extra clips which include the
I was told at my dx, that my family was a Li Fraumini Like family, due to the fact my sisters tumor was negative for the p53 mutation. This confuses me a little. My brother died of Ewings Sarcoma at 22 yrs old, my mother was dx 9 yrs before him at 41 yrs old
Hello! My name is Jen and I was diagnosed with LFS about a month ago. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (breast cancer) in April. I underwent chemo therapy first, and had my double mastectomy about 1 month ago. I had cancer in both breasts and some very large tumors, so radiation is the