ERN GENTURIS is a European Reference Network (ERN) for all patients with one of the rare genetic tumour risk syndromes (genturis). These patients have a very high risk of developing multiple tumours due to the hereditary nature of these syndromes, which often affect multiple organs and at an earlier age than non-hereditary tumours. Genturis patients with cancer need different treatment and follow-up than patients with non-hereditary cancers. In addition, ERN GENTURIS takes care of the relatives of these patients, for whom prevention and early detection of tumours is of great importance too.
The aim of the GENTURIS registry is to establish a solid and sustainable FAIR central platform that facilitates standardised data registration and sharing of genturis patients’ data across Europe. The registry will consist of a common data registry for all genturis patients combined with disease-specific data registration for all the different thematic disease groups covered by ERN GENTURIS: 1) Neurofibromatosis; 2) Lynch Syndrome and Polyposis; 3) Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer; and 4) more rare and predominantly malignant genturis. Via the FAIR infrastructure of the GENTURIS registry and following international RD and data recommendations, linkage between our registry and other ERN registries and national or RD registries will be possible. Synergies are especially envisioned with ERN ITHACA, VASCERN, Endo-ERN, ERN PaedCan and ERN EURACAN because these ERNs provide both different care and complementary data registration of our target population.
ERN GENTURIS provides high-quality healthcare to more than 42,000 genturis patients and the total number of genturis patients in Europe that stand to benefit from the GENTURIS registry is even substantially more. The GENTURIS registry will provide insights in the disease epidemiology and the natural disease history and will facilitate research to improve diagnostics, treatment and prevention in patients with genturis.