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Criteria for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) study

Inclusion Criteria

  • Families with two or more cases of gastric cancer at any age, one confirmed DGC.
  • Individuals with DGC before the age of 40.
  • Individuals with a family history of DGC and Lobular breast cancer (LBC), one diagnosed before the age of 50.
  • Individuals from families who have a strong family history of gastric or breast cancer in whom we have been unable to confirm pathology, at the discretion of the study CI or PI.

Please note: The criteria for the study are very specific.  If you have a family history of gastric cancer it does not necessarily mean that you have a ‘faulty gene’.  Please contact your GP in the first instance and he may refer you to your local genetic centre.