Research Study

Universal Screening for Lynch Syndrome in Women With Endometrial and Non-Serous Ovarian Cancer
Principal Investigator 
Janice Kwon


Body Locations and Systems 
Ovarian Disorders
Disorders and Conditions 
Study Start/End 
Oct 14, 2016 to Mar 1, 2018
Vancouver Community, Vancouver General Hospital
Emily Van de Laar, Research Coordinator
416-946-4501 ext.3969
Purpose of Study 

This study will maximize identification of women with Lynch Syndrome using an enhanced screening strategy to identify those at risk. These women will be referred to genetic counselling for testing and those found to have Lynch Syndrome will be asked to invite first degree relatives to participate and undergo genetic testing for Lynch Syndrome. Screening guidelines and risk reducing surgery options for participants found to have Lynch Syndrome will be reinforced by the study and adherence to these guidelines will be assessed annually for ten years following Lynch Syndrome diagnosis to assess the impact and cost-effectiveness of this enhanced screening approach.


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