The Cleveland Clinic's Polyposis Registry, which includes more than 4,500 patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, or polyps in the colon and small intestine, is a success because people are now being diagnosed at puberty and the death rate is decreasing as a result, a researcher told an surgeons' conference. The registry provides education, research, testing and patient care, along with helping physicians recommend and carry out treatments, according to Dr. James Church.

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