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  1. Content type: Short report

    Authors: Tadeusz Dębniak, Cezary Cybulski, Grzegorz Kurzawski, Bohdan Górski, Tomasz Huzarski, Tomasz Byrski, Jacek Gronwald, Janina Suchy, Bartłomiej Masojć, Marek Mierzejewski, Marcin Lener, Urszula Teodorczyk, Krzysztof Mędrek, Elżbieta Złowocka, Ewa Grabowska-Kłujszo, Katarzyna Nej-Wołosiak…

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2006 4:52

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  2. Content type: Research

    It has not been established whether CHEK2 and NOD2 variants are present in Latvia and whether inherited variation in these genes influences cancer risk in this population.

    Authors: Arvids Irmejs, Edvins Miklasevics, Viktors Boroschenko, Andris Gardovskis, Andrejs Vanags, Inga Melbarde-Gorkusa, Marianna Bitina, Janina Suchy and Janis Gardovskis

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2006 4:48

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  3. Content type: Research

    Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an inheritable predisposition for the occurrence of numerous polyps in the large intestine. In about 50% of all patients, the occurrence of the disease is conditioned by...

    Authors: Marzena Skrzypczak, Marta Podralska, Wolfram Heinritz, Ursula G Froster, Daniel Lipiński, Ryszard Słomski and Andrzej Pławski

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2006 4:43

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  4. Content type: Research

    The 5' region of BRCA1 contains multiple regulatory sequences flanking the two alternative promoters α and β and two alternative, non-coding exons, 1a and 1b. Aberrations within the 5' region BRCA1 (encompassing ...

    Authors: Jolanta Pamuła, Małgorzata Krześniak, Helena Zientek, Wioletta Pękala, Marek Rusin and Ewa Grzybowska

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2006 4:20

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  5. Content type: Research

    The frameshift NOD2 gene mutation 3020insC is predominantly associated with Crohn's disease, but predisposes to many types of common cancers as well. We studied the frequency of this mutant NOD2 allele in 148 bre...

    Authors: Hanna Janiszewska, Olga Haus, Anna Lauda-Świeciak, Aneta Bąk, Tomasz Mierzwa, Jan Sir and Ryszard Laskowski

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2006 4:15

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  6. Content type: Review

    A germline mutation in the Von-Hippel Lindau (VHL) gene predisposes carriers to development of abundantly vascularised tumours in the retina, cerebellum, spine, kidney, adrenal gland and pancreas. Most VHL pat...

    Authors: Frederik J Hes, Jo WM Höppener, Rob B van der Luijt and Cornelis JM Lips

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:171

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Hereditary cancers are thought to account for around 5% of cancers, particularly breast/ovarian and colorectal cancers. In India there is a paucity of data on hereditary cancers and the mutations in some of th...

    Authors: T Rajkumar, N Soumittra, E Vidubala, V Sridevi, V Mahajan, SG Ramanan and S Vijaya

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:165

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  8. Content type: Review

    The purpose of this article is to review basic research as well as clinical studies on Chinese hereditary colorectal cancer. Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC, Lynch syndrome) accounts for 2.2% ...

    Authors: Zheng Shu, Huang Yanqin and Yuan Ying

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:155

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  9. Content type: Research

    Hereditary non polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is characterized by the presence of early onset colorectal cancer and other epithelial malignancies. The genetic basis of HNPCC is a deficiency in DNA mismatc...

    Authors: Mary McPhillips, Cliff J Meldrum, Rhona Creegan, Edward Edkins and Rodney J Scott

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:43

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  10. Content type: Letter to the editor

    In writing the letter to readers of our journal three months ago I was asking about opinions concerning the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in BRCA1/2 carriers after prophylactic adnexectomy, because ...

    Authors: Jan Lubiński

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:87

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  11. Content type: Research

    Renal clear cell carcinomas represent about 3% of all visceral cancers and account for approximately 85% of renal cancers in adults. Environmental and genetic factors are involved in the development of renal c...

    Authors: Aleksandra Tołoczko-Grabarek, Andrzej Sikorski, Marek Brzosko and Jan Lubiński

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:129

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  12. Content type: Research

    Recently mutations in the MYH gene have been associated with a milder form of adenomatous polyposis which is characterized by a variable level of colonic polyps ranging from a few to several hundred. In the conte...

    Authors: Katie A. Ashton, Cliff J. Meldrum, Mary L. McPhillips, Carla F. Kairupan and Rodney J. Scott

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:65

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  13. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study is to evaluate the incidence and phenotype-genotype characteristics of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes in Latvia in order to develop the basis of clinical management for pat...

    Authors: Andris Gardovskis, Arvids Irmejs, Edvins Miklasevics, Viktors Borosenko, Marianna Bitina, Inga Melbarde-Gorkusa, Andrejs Vanags, Grzegorz Kurzawski, Janina Suchy, Bohdan Górski and Janis Gardovskis

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:71

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  14. Content type: Research

    To compare the presentation of invasive breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers with and without prior bilateral oophorectomy.

    Authors: Kelly A Metcalfe, William D Foulkes, Henry T Lynch, Parviz Ghadirian, Nadine Tung, Ivo A Olivotto, Ellen Warner, Olufunmilayo Olopade, Andrea Eisen, Barbara Weber, Jane McLennan, Ping Sun and Steven A Narod

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:53

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  15. Content type: Research

    The NOD2 gene has been associated with susceptibility to Crohn's disease and individuals with Crohn's disease are at increased risk for cancer at a number of organ sites. We studied the association between the...

    Authors: Jan Lubiński, Tomasz Huzarski, Grzegorz Kurzawski, Janina Suchy, Bartłomiej Masojć, Marek Mierzejewski, Marcin Lener, Wenancjusz Domagała, Maria Chosia, Urszula Teodorczyk, Krzysztof Mędrek, Tadeusz Dębniak, Elżbieta Złowocka, Jacek Gronwald, Tomasz Byrski, Ewa Grabowska…

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:59

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  16. Content type: Review

    Chordoma is a rare mesenchymal tumour of complex biology for which only histologic and immunohistochemical criteria have been defined, but no biomarkers predicting the clinical outcome and response to treatmen...

    Authors: Lidia Larizza, Pietro Mortini and Paola Riva

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:29

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  17. Content type: Research

    A substantial minority of individuals who initially apply for genetic counselling for breast/ovarian cancer withdraw at an early stage from the counselling process. This study investigated the self-reported re...

    Authors: Eveline Bleiker, Gea Wigbout, Anja van Rens, Senno Verhoef, Laura van't Veer and Neil Aaronson

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:19

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  18. Content type: Research

    The Swedish Family-Cancer Database has been used for almost 10 years in the study of familial risks at all common sites. In the present paper we describe some main features of version VI of this Database, asse...

    Authors: Kari Hemminki, Charlotta Granström and Bowang Chen

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2005 3:7

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  19. Content type: Research

    The known breast cancer susceptibility genes only account for 20% to 25% of the excess familial risk of the disease [1]. The present study assessed the contribution of BRCA1/2 mutations and CHEK2 variants to the ...

    Authors: Justo Lorenzo Bermejo, Alfonso García Pérez and Kari Hemminki

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:185

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  20. Content type: Research

    To determine a cost-efficient strategy for HNPCC molecular diagnostic testing.

    Authors: Francesca Pigatto, Adrian Bateman, David Bunyan, Paul Strike, Esta Wilkins, Claire Curtis, Philippa Duncan, Denzil May, Karen Nugent and Diana Eccles

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:175

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  21. Content type: Review

    Multiple Osteochondromas is an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by the presence of multiple osteochondromas and a variety of orthopaedic deformities. Two genes causative of Multiple Osteochondromas, Exos...

    Authors: Liesbeth Hameetman, Judith VMG Bovée, Antonie HM Taminiau, Herman M Kroon and Pancras CW Hogendoorn

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:161

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  22. Content type: Research

    To asses the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) function measured by EOG testing in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). Our preliminary EOG results suggested dysfunction of the RPE in individuals with...

    Authors: Wojciech Lubiński, Stanisław Zajączek, Zbigniew Sych, Krzysztof Penkala, Olgierd Palacz and Jan Lubiński

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:193

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  23. Content type: Research

    To establish the contribution of TP53 germline mutations to familial breast/ovarian cancer in Germany we screened the complete coding region of the TP53 gene in a series of German breast/ovarian cancer families n...

    Authors: Xuan Liu, Hans-Peter Sinn, Hans Ulrich Ulmer, Rodney J Scott and Ute Hamann

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:139

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  24. Content type: Review

    Several studies have demonstrated that familial breast cancers associated with BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutations differ in their morphological and immunohistochemical characteristics. Cancers associated with BRCA...

    Authors: Emiliano Honrado, Javier Benítez and José Palacios

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:131

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  25. Content type: Review

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second highest cause of cancer-related mortality in the U.K. A genetic component in predisposition to prostate cancer has been recognized for decades. O...

    Authors: Sashi Kommu, Stephen Edwards and Rosalind Eeles

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:111

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  26. Content type: Review

    Approximately 3-15% of all malignant melanomas (MM) are familial cases. MM is a highly heterogeneous tumour type from a genetic perspective. Pedigrees with disease confined to a single generation of siblings o...

    Authors: Tadeusz Dębniak

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:123

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  27. Content type: Research

    We report three Dutch families with familial clustering of (pre)neoplastic cervical disease, review the literature on familial risks of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer, and discuss...

    Authors: Margreet Zoodsma, Rolf H Sijmons, Elisabeth GE de Vries and Ate GJ van der Zee

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:99

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  28. Content type: Review

    Approximately 10% of gastric cancer cases show familial clustering but only 1-3% of gastric carcinomas arise as a result of inherited gastric cancer predisposition syndromes. Direct proof that Hereditary Gastr...

    Authors: Carla Oliveira, Gianpaolo Suriano, Paulo Ferreira, Paulo Canedo, Pardeep Kaurah, Rita Mateus, Ana Ferreira, António C Ferreira, Maria José Oliveira, Céu Figueiredo, Fátima Carneiro, Gisela Keller, David Huntsman, José Carlos Machado and Raquel Seruca

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:51

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  29. Content type: Research

    To determine which individuals with colorectal cancer (CRC) were interested in knowing the results of their tumour microsatellite instability (MSI) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing. We were also interest...

    Authors: Noralane M Lindor, Jeff Sloan, Richard Goldberg, Deborah Bowen, Sandra Nigon, Amber Roche, Gloria Petersen, Stephen N Thibodeau, Laurence Burgart, Olga Leontovich and Bruce W Morlan

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2004 2:69

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