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Search Results: Prevention, Detection & Risk (5 results)
Prostate screening with MRI for men with Lynch syndrome or a BRCA1/2, ATM, BRIP1, CHEK2, PALB2, RAD51C/D, TP53, HOXB13, FANCA or NBN mutation
The National Cancer Institute has opened a clinical trial for prostate cancer screening in men who are at high risk for prostate cancer due to an inherited mutation. This is trial is for men without prostate cancer, ages 30 to 75, who have tested positive for Lynch syndrome (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM) or BRCA1, BRCA2, HOXB13, NBN, TP53, CHEK2, PALB2, RAD51C RAD51D, BRIP1, FANCA or ATM mutation. The trial involves screening MRI of the prostate every two years and biopsy of the prostate if the MRI is abnormal. There is no cost for travel or study-related tests.
This study will look at how well atorvastatin (a cholesterol lowering agent) works with or without aspirin in preventing colorectal cancer in people with Lynch syndrome. Atorvastatin may lower the risk of developing cancers in the colon and rectum. Aspirin may reduce the risk of colon polyps and colon cancers. Giving atorvastatin and aspirin may work better at reducing the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in high-risk individuals with Lynch syndrome.
Screening for people with family history of pancreas cancer or an inherited mutation linked to pancreatic cancer risk.
The purpose of this study is to try to find markers of early pancreatic cancer for screening for individuals at higher-than-average risk, expedite the diagnosis in individuals with symptoms, and substantially improve an individual's chance of surviving the disease.
The purpose of this study is to screen and detect pancreatic cancer and precancer in people with either a strong family history of pancreatic cancer, or an inherited mutation associated with pancreatic cancer risk.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be used to screen for early stage pancreatic cancer. Participants will also be asked to donate a blood sample at specific intervals for the creation of a blood bank necessary for the development of a blood-based screening test for pancreatic cancer.
Additional Results on Clinicaltrials.gov Prevention, Detection & Risk + lynch syndrome
|Clinical Trial||Official Title|
|NCT05257057||Frequency of Endometrial Cancer Precursors Associated With Lynch Syndrome|
|NCT05129605||Prostate Cancer Genetic Risk Evaluation and Screening Study|
|NCT03568630||Blood Markers of Early Pancreas Cancer|
|NCT02206360||Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Program|