familial polyposis


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familial polyposis

[fə′mil·yəl ‚päl·ə′pō·səs]
(medicine)
A hereditary condition transmitted as an autosomal dominant and characterized by the appearance of polyps in the small intestine and colon; malignant degeneration is common.
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None of these patients had a history of inflammatory bowel disease or familial polyposis.
It's still high, but it's not the 100 percent that goes along with familial polyposis.
In a four-year study of 58 persons with familial polyposis, an inherited p condition, it was found that patients who consumed a high-fiber bran cereal dail reduction in the number of polyps in their large intestines compared to those wh a look-alike low-fiber cereal.
Some benign growths that involve the small and large intestines, such as those seen in familial polyposis, are clearly hereditary.
The mission of the HCCA is the prevention of colon cancer caused by the inherited syndromes of colon cancer including: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), Gardner syndrome, Juvenile Familial Polyposis, Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC), Attenuated Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (AAPC) and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome.
Hyperplastic polyposis in the stomach is a frequent finding in familial polyposis and Gardner's syndrome.
Rivadeneira's expertise encompasses the management of colon, rectal, and anal cancer, diverticulitis, familial polyposis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, ileoanal reservoir (J-pouch), colon polyps, incontinence, prolapse, anorectal abscess, fistula, fissure, and hemorrhoids.
Third, we have demonstrated drug effect in two quite different human diseases -- prostate cancer and familial polyposis.
We continue to make great progress with our development programs for familial polyposis, human papilloma virus, and inflammatory bowel disease, and their input will be paramount as we advance our pipeline of RNAi drug candidates through preclinical development, regulatory submission, and into clinical trials.
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