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  The highest honor bestowed by The Ohio State University on its faculty was presented in 2004 to Dr. de la Chapelle, who initiated and built the University's Human Cancer Genetics Program after his arrival in 1997.   A member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Dr. de la Chapelle is a professor in the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics.    He holds the Leonard J. Immke, Jr. and Charlotte L. Immke Chair of Cancer Research.  He also has won the two most prestigious awards in genetics:  the Mauro Baschirotto Award from the European Society of Human Genetics, and the William Allan Award from the American Society of Human Genetics. Dr. de la Chapelle's research focuses on the genetic predisposition to cancer and he had conducted considerable research into Lynch syndrome (HNPCC)  Dr. de la Chapelle was born in Helsinki, Finland on February 11, 1933.  In the 1950's, he served in the Finnish Army and following, began his education which lead to becoming one of the most accomplished and distinguished genetics experts in the world.  During his career, he has been honored for his distinguished accomplishments over thirty times and has been involved with dozens of Advisory Boards involving genetics.  He is one of the most esteemed genetics experts in the world.  We are extremely honored to have Dr. de la Chapelle as a member of our Medical Advisory Board and are very grateful to him for his efforts on behalf of Lynch syndrome survivors, previvors and families. Papers of Dr. De la Chapelle Introductory Speech for Dr. de la Chapelle - 2002
Saturday, 27 February 2010 | 1601 hits
Dr. Henry T. Lynch is a member of the LSI Executive Board of Directors as well as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee. In 1944, at only 16 years of age, Henry T. Lynch joined the United States Navy. He proceeded to serve in the European theater, the South Pacific battles and the Philippine liberation. Two years later, after receiving an honorable discharge he attended college, graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1951. At the age of 24, he obtained his Masters degree in psychology from Denver University, then attended medical school, graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston in 1960, after completing all the course work toward a PhD in Human genetics in Austin. It was while as a resident at the University of Nebrasa, Dr. Lynch first encountered individuals who had many family members who were affected of or died of cancers of which they, themselves, had been diagnosed. Due to his strong background in genetics, Dr. Lynch had the novel idea to look at cancer through a genetics perspective, postulating its root cause was hereditary rather than environmental, which was the school of thought of how all cancers were created. Dr. Lynch's studied the cancers for years and in 1970 applied for an NIH grant to study even further in depth. His research indicated there had to be a factor at work that created specific familial cancers. Nonetheless, the committee did not agree with him and thorough discounted the idea cancer could be hereditary. For the next twenty years, he applied for grants and was often rejected, however he continued his reeesearch with minimal funding and totally and passionately convinced he would one day be able to provide cancer can be hereditary. Never giving up, that day came and Dr. Lynch developed what are regarded as the cardinal principles of cancer genetics: early age of onset of the disease, specific pattern of multiple primary cancers and Mendalian patterns of inheritance in hundreds of extended families worldwide. Dr. Lynch's publications number more than 650 journal articles and more than a dozen books related to the diagnosis, prevention, counseling and treatment of hereditary disorders, primarily cancer. He serves on the editorial board of Anticancer Research-International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, advisory boards of Critical Reviews in Oncogenesis and the Journal of Tumor Marker Oncology. Dr. Lynch has held positions of leadership within major medical facilities and has been very involved in organizations and activities involving hereditary cancer, including being a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Tumor Marker Oncology, Anti-Cancer Research -International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment and American Journal of Medical Genetics. Dr. Lynch has long advocated the genetics issue was a family issue and recognized the many needs of families with Lynch syndrome, both physically and psychologically. He envisioned the core of the diagnosis and treatment for this issue to be the family practitioner as the gateway into the network for care. He has envisioned cancer education in high school and arged the case for the need for genetic counselors to work with families and provide necessary information and resources families need to make informed choices. As a result of Dr. Lynch's efforts, many of us are alive today and we are eternally grateful to him for his dogged perseverance, his dedication toward Lynch syndrme research and the technological avancement which has improved the quality of life and its longevity for future generations. We intend to further his mission to make his dreams come true for the benefit of many. Dr. Henry T. Lynch has been involved in almost 700 studies involving inherited cancers.
Saturday, 27 February 2010 | 1700 hits
Photo - Courtesy of Drew Herron REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND THE LSI BUDDY PROGRAM Lynch Syndrome International is an all volunteer organization with NO person, within the organization, personally compensated for their good efforts. The Directors of LSI are all Survivors, Previvors, Medical Professionals and those who care for us and who have a special knowledge and experience with Lynch syndrome. The heart of LSI is within our global regions and within the regional representatives and dozens of LSI volunteers as they operate the grass roots public awareness programs, learn of the resources available in the area for those with Lynch syndrome and provide public awareness to members of the community and local support to those with Lynch syndrome. Our representatives, when available, do travel on a regional basis to conferences, exhibitions and public events and do speak locally on behalf of public awareness for Lynch syndrome. Lynch Syndrome International volunteers come from all walks of life, come in all ages, all colors and some speak various different languages. exactly the same as the diverse populations in our communities as Lynch syndrome is not discriminatory. It doesn't care if you are black, brown, yellow, red or white, or male or female, or a specific religion or sexual preference. It prefers the young but will strike at any age...therefore, we have developed a network of Moms, Dads, students, caretakers and everyday people with Lynch syndrome or who are familiar with Lynch syndrome to be available to be there during time of need. Lynch Syndrome International offers "Buddy to Buddy" networking whereupon individuals at high risk for Lynch syndrome can meet and interact with others who are also at high risk. Our regional representatives provide support for individuals who have Lynch syndrome through the "Buddy to Buddy" program. To make certain you are immediately contacted by someone who shares your interests and your background, contact us via email at info@lynchcancers.com or by phone at 707-689-5089. Only those who have had a personal experience with Lynch syndrome can truly understand the feelings individuals go through with the initial diagnosis of Lynch syndrome and/or the cancers of Lynch syndrome. Our mission is to be here for one another.
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