Polyposis Registry

  • Our team at the St Mark's Hospital Polyposis Registry look after you if you are at risk of developing polyps in your bowel which might increase your risk of cancer.

  • Telephone number: 0208 235 4270 or 0208 235 4255
  • Location: Level 5V, St Mark's Hospital
  • Division: Surgery
  • General manager: Will Bannister

About the service

Our team at the St Mark's Hospital Polyposis Registry look after you if you are at risk of developing polyps in your bowel which might increase your risk of cancer.

Polyposis is the term used to describe a range of inherited conditions which cause polyps to develop in someone's gastrointestinal tract. This can increase their risk of bowel cancer and other cancers.

If you have a polyposis syndrome, St Mark’s Hospital the only hospital in the world where you can receive:

  • genetic counselling and testing
  • preventative surgery
  • endoscopic management
  • life-long care from a dedicated team of experts.

Our main aim is to prevent cancer, which we do by using our clinical database, educating both patients and healthcare professionals, and performing research.

Our St Mark’s Hospital Polyposis Registry was created in 1924 and is internationally recognised. 

Conditions we care for

We look after you if you have, or are at risk of having:

  • familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • MutYH associated polyposis (MAP)
  • Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS)
  • juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS)
  • serrated polyposis syndrome (SPS)
  • PTEN hamartoma syndromes

You can read more information on our Polyposis Registry website.

Research

Research fellows are attached to the Polyposis Registry, and carry out research on polyposis syndromes as part of their PhD work. Current projects include:

  • the role of environmental factors on duodenal and pouch polyps in FAP
  • establishing a correlation between circulating tumour cell numbers and time to progression of bowel cancer in FAP
  • assessing the feasibility of remote monitoring of patients in the early post-operative period following elective bowel surgery
  • investigating a genetic cause for SPS.

Referrals

Our main source of referrals are from GPs and consultants both at LNWH and at other trusts.

However, we will accept referrals from any healthcare professional if you have a concern about one of your patients.

Email us your referral, clearly marking it C/o The Polyposis Registry, St Mark's Hospital.

We also run an advice-line service for patients and healthcare professionals, and you can call us for help on 0208 235 4270 or 0208 235 4255.

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