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
The LFS Association’s Genetic Counselor Advisory Group has produced yet another wonderful resource – a booklet explaining LFS that is geared towards 8 – 13 year old children. This booklet supports information about Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) that you and the health care team have shared with your child.
With the help of the LFSA Genetic Counseling Advisory Group, the LFSA is proud to announce the new Li-Fraumeni syndrome FAQ sheet. Take a moment to read or share the FAQs with family, friends and care providers. If you have a suggestion or a topic you would like included, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Message from the LFS Association Dear LFS Family, I wanted to personally reach out to you as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect our lives around the globe. This virus (like many before it), is unbiased, it doesn’t play favorites, and impacts each one of us, no matter where we live, work or call
Now available!! “Robot Music: A Story for Kids with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and other Cancer Predispositions.” Sponsored by your LFS Association, Amy Peasgood has co-written with her young daughter, Ruby, a book about Li-Fraumeni Syndrome designed for children aged 4-plus. Delightfully illustrated, it is a story is about a child navigating cancer risk and surveillance. The
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