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.