Polyposis Research :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Polyposis Research

Juvenile polyposis syndrome is an inherited condition that is characterized by the development of hamartomatous polyps throughout the digestive tract. This syndrome is known for its unpredictability.

Genetic mistakes in two genes (BMPR1A and SMAD4) have been linked to roughly half of the families with this syndrome meaning other causative genes remain to be identified.  

Faculty members at Nationwide Children’s are focused on learning more about how polyposis develops in order to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies.

Faculty Focused on Polyposis Research

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