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Familial Cancer Database Online | FaCD September 4, 2008

Posted by ramunas in bio-software, cancer genetics, familial cancer, hereditary cancer, Resources, technology.

Familial Cancer Database Online is a very useful online tool for experts in cancer genetics to assist in making a genetic differential diagnosis in cancer patients as well as remind tumor spectrum associated with certain hereditary disorders.

And its dynamic cyberinfrastructure already brings the most updated content in the field of clinical cancer genetics with intention to develop further.

The content was created and is edited by dr. Rolf Sijmons (on the left – during poster presentation at ESHG meeting in Barcelona this year), clinical geneticist and associate professor clinical oncogenetics at the Dept. of Genetics of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands. However, other experts who want to contribute to particular syndrome files are invited to contact the editor; these authors will be listed in the syndrome files they contributed to.

And I’m pleased of being included in the list of contributors for the contribution to rare hereditary disorder called Mosaic Variegated Aneuploidy syndrome, where in addition to other symtomes the risk for several cancers (leukemia, rhabdomyosarcomas and embrional kidney cancers) is increased.

FaCD is intended for free of charge use by health professionals with at least basic knowledge of clinical cancer genetics.



1. JRS Medical - September 6, 2008

Never heard of the FaCD Online until I read your blog entry today. I went over to the website and checked it out. The interface & look and feel reminds me of websites from 1999 but the information needed is presented in a clear enough format for your average health professional to navigate. Thanks for letting us know about this. Keep up the insightful research!

2. Personalized Pens - September 20, 2008

Familial Cancer Database Online i think is a great online informational source. also i think it is great that it is free of charge use by health professionals with at least basic knowledge of clinical cancer genetics, i think that makes it even better.


3. Reza Shirkoohi - November 6, 2008

It is very nice and I hope we can work together in future.
We are also studying in this field and soon will start genetic counseling and screening for familial cancer in our center, Imam Khomeini Hospital Center, Institute of Cancer, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. If you like I will inform you about our progress in the future.
With Regards
Reza Shirkoohi.M.D.Ph.D.

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