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Jan Lubinski is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the International Hereditary Cancer Center (organized in 1992) of Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland. The most important achievements of this center are: a) it conducted the first world-wide population screening for cancer family syndromes in a 1.7 million region of West-Pomerania, Poland in years 2000-2001; b) it has a network of cancer genetic outpatient clinics covering almost the entire country; c) it has a cancer bio-bank with biological samples and clinical data from 250,000 cancer cases and appropriate controls, including registries of thousands of mutation carriers such as a registry of 5,000 of BRCA1 carriers.

Professor Rodney J Scott graduated from the University of Western Australia, Australia with a PhD in cellular biology and subsequently worked in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston and then at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Since 1999 Prof. Scott has been a visiting Professor at the International Hereditary Cancer Center in Szczecin, Poland and more recently has been appointed as a adjunct Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Prof Rolf Sijmons has worked as a clinical geneticist in the field of oncogenetics for more than 20 years. He is Consultant in Clinical Oncogenetics and Professor of Medical Translational Genetics at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. His research interests mainly focus on the genetics of colorectal cancer, the clinical interpretation of unclassified variants, bioinformatics tools to support clinical management of cancer families and clinical applications of nextgen sequencing technology. He is member of several international committees in these fields and is editor of the familial cancer database.

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Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice is the official journal of the International Hereditary Cancer Centre and is published under the auspices of International Union Against Cancer.


The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Województwo Zachodniopomorskie) provide funds for the publication of articles in this journal.