Lack of guidelines creates high rates of missed Lynch syndrome diagnosis in UTUC

“We found that while the NCCN guideline for Lynch syndrome is highly specific in identifying patients with Lynch syndrome, it missed about 50% of patients with upper tract cancer who had Lynch syndrome,” says Hong Truong, MD.

In this video, Hong Truong, MD,discusses the findings of the study, “Defining hereditary upper tract urothelial carcinoma: Implications for genetic testing and clinical management,” which was presented at the 2022 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Truong is a urologic oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.