VUmc – Patient infographics on various hereditary cancers

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I am currently working on a number of infographics about hereditary cancers for the Amsterdam UMC, VUmc location. The illustrated information leaflets inform patients about the origin of their illness, symptoms, treatment, and other aspects such as heredity and wanting to have children.

Patients are very happy with the infographics and find this to be a great improvement compared to the (purely textual) information they previously received.

The following infographics are currently in use:

  • Autosomal dominance
  • Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHD; also in English)
  • Breast cancer
  • BRCA1 gene mutation
  • BRCA2 gene mutation
  • CDKN2A mutation
  • CHEK2 mutation
  • Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) due to a CDH1 mutation
  • Hereditary retinoblastoma
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC; also in English)
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1)
  • Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2)
  • Non-hereditary retinoblastoma
  • PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS)
  • SDHA, SDHB and SDHD gene mutations


Other infographics are still under development.
No rights can be derived from the information on these infographics. For the most current and accurate versions, visit the website of the Vereniging Klinische Genetica Nederland (VKGN). There, the infographics can be downloaded and printed for your personal use.

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