Associated Genetic Biomarkers


NCI Definition: An autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by the presence of multiple adenomas in the colon and rectum. It is caused by a germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene which is located on the long arm of chromosome 5. The adenomas are most often tubular, and they have the tendency to progress to adenocarcinoma. They can occur throughout the colon, but they tend to concentrate in the rectum and sigmoid colon. The colorectal adenomas are detected during endoscopic examination between the age of 10 and 20 years. The adenomas increase in size and numbers with age, and there is usually progression of one or more adenomas to adenocarcinoma. The mean age of development of adenocarcinoma is about 40 years. Signs include rectal bleeding and mucousy diarrhea. [1]

Significant Genes in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis


Disease Details

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Coli, Hereditary Adenomatous Polyposis Coli, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Syndrome, APC - Adenomatous Polyposis Coli, Polyposis Coli, familial polyposis, FAP, Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
Autosomal Dominant Disease


1. National Cancer Institute. NCI Thesaurus Version 18.11d. [2018-08-28]. [2018-09-21].

2. The AACR Project GENIE Consortium. AACR Project GENIE: powering precision medicine through an international consortium. Cancer Discovery. 2017;7(8):818-831. Dataset Version 8. This dataset does not represent the totality of the genetic landscape; see paper for more information.

3. All assertions and clinical trial landscape data are curated from primary sources. You can read more about the curation process here.