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Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2005 Oct 15;3(4):147-54. doi: 10.1186/1897-4287-3-4-147.

Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes in Hong Kong: a Registry's Perspective.

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Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.


Established in 1995, the Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry aimed at cancer prevention due to hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes in Hong Kong through early detection, timely treatment, education and ongoing research. This article details the history, structure and work of the Registry. A summary is also provided on the results of various research work conducted by the Registry which facilitates the clinical management of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes in Hong Kong Chinese families.

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