Amsterdam Criteria

The Amsterdam criteria are a set of diagnostic criteria used by doctors to help identify families which are likely to have Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).

The Amsterdam criteria arose as a result of a meeting of the International Collaborative Group on Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colon Cancer in Amsterdam, in 1990. Following this, some of the genetic mechanisms underlying Lynch syndrome were elucidated during the 1990s and the significance of tumours outside the colon, such as those of the endometrium, small intestine and ureter, became more clear. These changes in the knowledge of the syndrome lead to a revision of the Amsterdam criteria and were published in Gastroenterology journal in 1999.

Read more about Amsterdam CriteriaCriteria, Alternatives

Other articles related to "amsterdam criteria, criteria, amsterdam":

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer - Screening - Amsterdam Criteria
... The following are the Amsterdam criteria in identifying high-risk candidates for molecular genetic testing Amsterdam Criteria Three or more family members with a confirmed diagnosis of colorectal cancer, one ...
Amsterdam Criteria - Alternatives
... The NCI revisited and revised these criteria in 2004 ... Revised Bethesda Guidelines have been reported as being more accurate than the Amsterdam II Criteria in detecting individuals and families at risk of Lynch syndrome ...

Famous quotes containing the words criteria and/or amsterdam:

    The Hacker Ethic: Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.
    Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!
    All information should be free.
    Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
    Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
    You can create art and beauty on a computer.
    Computers can change your life for the better.
    Steven Levy, U.S. writer. Hackers, ch. 2, “The Hacker Ethic,” pp. 27-33, Anchor Press, Doubleday (1984)

    The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.
    Oscar Solomon Straus (1850–1926)