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ACG Clinical Guideline: Genetic Testing and Management of Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Syndromes
This guideline presents recommendations for the management of patients with hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes. The initial assessment is the collection of a family history of cancers and premalignant gastrointestinal conditions and should provide enough information to develop a preliminary determination of the risk of a familial predisposition to cancer. According to the new guideline, genetic testing is widely available and should be part of standard of care of patients at increased risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome.
Authors: Sapna Syngal, MD, MPH, FACG, Randall E. Brand, MD, FACG, James M. Church, MD, FACG, Francis M. Giardiello, MD, Heather L. Hampel, MS, CGC and Randall W. Burt, MD, FACG