To improve our patient experience,
we are combining our services and
expertise in one place The Polyposis
Registry and Family Cancer Clinic
will now be known as The St Mark’s
Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer
In order to help our new service run smoothly.

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What is Polyposis

Polyposis is an umbrella term for a
range of inherited conditions
which cause polyps in the gut and can
increase the risk of cancer.

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What is Lynch

Lynch Syndrome is an inherited condition
that means people are more likely to
develop particular types of cancer.

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Endoscopic surveillance and follow-up

The British Society of Gastroenterology published new medical guidelines in October 2019, for people who have an increased… Read more

May 16
Polyposis Information Day Cancelled and COVID19 update

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual patient information day in 2020. We had planned… Read more

May 16
New Information added to Resources – patient information

Please take a look at our resources section for updated information on managing strictures and adhesions and the… Read more

May 16

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Upcoming Events

Next Polyposis information day announced for Wednesday 4th October 2023!

Next virtual Polyposis information evening announced for Wednesday 4th October 2023 All patients, families and health care professionals… Read more

Oct 04
Next Lynch syndrome day announced for Wednesday 11th October 2023!

Next virtual Lynch Syndrome Evening announced for Wednesday 11th October 2023 All patients, families and health care professionals… Read more

Oct 11

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Polyposis History

The Polyposis Registry was founded in 1924 when the pathologist at St Mark’s, Dr Cuthbert Dukes, began to collect data with his young assistant, the then 17 year old Dick Bussey (later Dr Bussey, pictured).

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Family Cancer History

The Family Cancer Clinic at St Mark’s Hospital was founded in 1986 as part of the then new Imperial Cancer Research Fund Colorectal Cancer Unit. Professor Huw Thomas has been the clinical Director since 1994 (pictured above).

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