Lancaster said he feels strongly that they should be followed by a gynecologic oncologist or a physician with expertise in dealing with familial cancer
Although a family history of testicular cancer probably accounts for less than five percent of all testicular cancers, the careful study of rare familial cancer
clusters has often led to important new understanding of the non-familial versions of the same cancer.
Since the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, genetic counselors have been integral to the application of this technology in patient care," explained Cecelia Bellcross, co-chair of the Familial Cancer
Genetic Counseling Special Interest Group of NSGC.
Additional research is underway to find out how environmental factors may influence familial cancer
This provides the critical first step toward identifying the gene in this region that is responsible for these familial cancer
This includes patients with familial cancer
syndromes and relatives of those who have tested positive for a mutation in one of the two breast and ovarian cancer genes.
If the brief history suggests a potential pattern of familial cancer
, the physician may recommend the patient complete a more comprehensive evaluation, called GenRISK(TM).
This year's Mott award winners discovered Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a familial cancer
syndrome which can now be detected through a genetic testing program pioneered by this pair of researchers.
, cluster cancers and multiple cancers in the same individual have become frequent in Iraq," states Dr.
TP53 mutations can lead to multiple familial cancers
with characteristic genetic patterns.
Although familial cancers
are rare, for those people who have a number of family members with cancer they are often worried that they too will get cancer and it can be extremely stressful.