Hereditary tumour syndromes in gastroenterology

Dr. Verena Steinke-Lange is a physician specialized in clinical genetics at the MGZ - Medical Genetics Center in Munich, Germany and visiting scientist at the University Hospital of Munich (LMU). Her clinical and scientific work is dedicated to patients with hereditary gastrointestinal tumor syndromes.

Patients with a hereditary tumor predisposition require specific and risk-adapted care. This not only concerns surveillance, but also tumor treatment and family planning. Hereditary tumor syndromes are more common than previously thought and affect a relevant portion of cancer patients; but unfortunately, they are still not diagnosed in many patients. This webinar gives an overview on hereditary tumor syndromes in the scope of gastroenterology and focuses on relevant information for diagnosis and clinical care for these patients.