St Mark's HospitalLondon North West Healthcare

Department of Inherited Intestinal Cancer Syndromes –
The Polyposis Registry 

The Inherited Intestinal Cancer Syndromes are more commonly known as “polyposis” and/or “Lynch Syndrome”.

There are leaflets available to download providing information on the polyposis syndromes, which include:

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
Peutz Jeghers Syndrome (PJS)
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome (JPS)
MYH Associated Polyposis (MAP)
Serrated Polyposis Syndrome (SPS)

The hospital department caring for these families is the Polyposis Registry. The Lynch Syndrome Families are cared for by the Family Cancer Clinic.

The Polyposis Registry was started in 1924 to record the details of patients with multiple colorectal polyps, most of whom had a family history of bowel cancer. Today the Registry continues to be involved in research, although the main focus is care of patients and their families.  Find out more about the history of the Registry.

The main aims of the Registry are:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Education
  • Research

Location Within Hospital

The Registry offices are based in Level 5 of St Mark’s Hospital. Patients will be seen either in Outpatients (Level 3) or on the wards, depending on the duration of hospital stay. 

Key Contacts

General Enquiries: 020 8235 4270
Nursing Advice Line: 020 8235 4255
Fax: 020 8235 4278
Twitter: @PolyposisRegUK


PolyPeople is a support group for patients, families and friends whose lives have been affected by FAP. For more information, visit their website:

Referral Guidelines

The Team

Professor Sue Clark
Clinical Director & Consultant Surgeon

Dr Andrew Latchford
Assistant Clinical Director & Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Warren Hyer
Paediatric Gastroenterologist 

Vicky Cuthill

Jeshu Chauan 
Nurse Practitioner

Jackie Hawkins
Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Patricia McGinty
Polyposis Nurse Specialist

Denise Coleman & Janet Paul

Other pages:
History of the Polyposis Registry
Polyposis Information Day
Lynch Syndrome Information Evening