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  1. Mutations in the BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 genes are well-established risk factors for the development of breast and/or ovarian cancer. The frequency and spectrum of mutations in these genes has not yet been exam...

    Authors: P. Wojcik, M. Jasiowka, E. Strycharz, M. Sobol, D. Hodorowicz-Zaniewska, P. Skotnicki, T. Byrski, P. Blecharz, E. Marczyk, I. Cedrych, J. Jakubowicz, J. Lubiński, V. Sopik, S. Narod and P. Pierzchalski

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2016 14:5

    Content type: Research

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  2. Treatment outcomes appear to be better for ovarian cancer (OC) patients carrying the BRCA1/2 germline mutation than for patients with sporadic OC. However, most published data are for North American, British and ...

    Authors: Wiktor Szatkowski, Paweł Blecharz, Jerzy W. Mituś, Marek Jasiówka, Elżbieta Łuczyńska, Jerzy Jakubowicz and Tomasz Byrski

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2016 14:4

    Content type: Research

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  3. Gastric cancer (GC) is part of the spectrum of diseases linked to BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Data suggesting an increased risk of developing GC among BRCA1 and

    Authors: Małgorzata Ławniczak, Anna Jakubowska, Andrzej Białek, Jan Lubiński, Katarzyna Jaworska–Bieniek, Katarzyna Kaczmarek and Teresa Starzyńska

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2016 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  4. Breast cancer (BC) is an important public health problem worldwide. In Brazil, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed tumor and the leading cause of cancer death in women. Hereditary cancer represents ...

    Authors: Gabriela C. Fernandes, Rodrigo A. D. Michelli, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto and Edenir I. Palmero

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2016 14:2

    Content type: Research

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  5. The role of germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the risk of the development of ovarian cancer is clinically well established. BRCA1/2 testing seems to have increasing role in clinical management in pat...

    Authors: Agnieszka Synowiec, Gabriel Wcisło, Lubomir Bodnar, Bohdan Górski, Jolanta Szenajch, Katarzyna Szarlej-Wcisło and Cezary Szczylik

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2016 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  6. Authors: Tomasz Byrski, Tomasz Huzarski, Rebecca Dent, Elzbieta Marczyk, Marek Jasiowka, Jacek Gronwald, Jerzy Jakubowicz, Cezary Cybulski, Rafal Wisniowski, Dariusz Godlewski, Jan Lubinski and Steven A Narod

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 2):A8

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  7. Authors: Magdalena Muszyńska, Wojciech Marciniak, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Marcin Lener, Katarzyna Durda, Tomasz Huzarski, Tomasz Byrski, Jacek Gronwald, Oleg Oszurek, Cezary Cybulski, Tadeusz Dębniak, Antoni Morawski, Anna Jakubowska and Jan Lubiński

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 2):A7

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  8. Authors: Wojciech Marciniak, Magdalena Muszyńska, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Marcin Lener, Katarzyna Durda, Tomasz Huzarski, Tomasz Byrski, Jacek Gronwald, Oleg Oszurek, Cezary Cybulski, Tadeusz Dębniak, Antoni Morawski, Anna Jakubowska and Jan Lubiński

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 2):A6

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  9. Authors: Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Magdalena Muszyńska, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Wojciech Marciniak, Marcin Lener, Katarzyna Durda, Tomasz Gromowski, Tomasz Huzarski, Tomasz Byrski, Jacek Gronwald, Oleg Oszurek, Cezary Cybulski, Tadeusz Dębniak, Antoni Morawski, Anna Jakubowska…

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 2):A5

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  10. Authors: Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Magdalena Muszyńska, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Wojciech Marciniak, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Marcin Lener, Katarzyna Durda, Tomasz Gromowski, Tomasz Huzarski, Tomasz Byrski, Jacek Gronwald, Oleg Oszurek, Cezary Cybulski, Tadeusz Dębniak, Antoni Morawski, Anna Jakubowska…

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 2):A4

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  11. Authors: Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Magdalena Muszyńska, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Wojciech Marciniak, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Marcin Lener, Katarzyna Durda, Tomasz Gromowski, Tomasz Huzarski, Tomasz Byrski, Jacek Gronwald, Oleg Oszurek, Cezary Cybulski, Tadeusz Dębniak, Antoni Morawski, Anna Jakubowska…

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 2):A3

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  12. Germ-line mutations in several genes, such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, are known to increase the risk of breast cancer. These heritable mutations are unequally represented among populations with different ethnic backgrou...

    Authors: Ielizaveta Gorodetska, Svitlana Serga, Natalia Levkovich, Tetiana Lahuta, Ludmila Ostapchenko, Serhyi Demydov, Nikolay Anikusko, Valeriy Cheshuk, Ivan Smolanka, Svitlana Sklyar, Serhyi Polenkov, Oleksander Boichenko and Iryna Kozeretska

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:19

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  13. Authors: Szymon Hryhorowicz, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Marta Kaczmarek-Rys, Justyna Hoppe-Golebiewska, Andrzej Plawski, Marzena Skrzypczak-Zielinska, Monika Golab, Malgorzata Szkudlarek, Batlomiej Budny, Marek Ruchala and Ryszard Slomsk

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 1):A15

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  14. Authors: Marcin Lener, Anna Wiechowska-Kozlowska, Rodney J Scott, Magdalena Muszynska, Jozef Kladny, Piotr Waloszczyk, Anna Rutkowska, Grzegorz Sukiennicki, Tomasz Gromowski, Katarzyna Jaworska-Bieniek, Thierry van de Wetering, Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Anna Jakubowska and Jan Lubinski

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13(Suppl 1):A14

    Content type: Meeting abstract

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 1

  15. Genetic screening in families with high risk to develop colorectal cancer (CRC) prevents incurable disease and permits personalized therapeutic and follow-up strategies. The advancement of next-generation sequ...

    Authors: Michele Simbolo, Andrea Mafficini, Marco Agostini, Corrado Pedrazzani, Chiara Bedin, Emanuele D. Urso, Donato Nitti, Giona Turri, Maria Scardoni, Matteo Fassan and Aldo Scarpa

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:18

    Content type: Research

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  16. Screening for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations has long moved from the research lab to the clinic as a routine clinical genetic testing. BRCA molecular alteration pattern varies among ethnic groups which makes it a...

    Authors: Alexandra Tsigginou, Fotios Vlachopoulos, Iordanis Arzimanoglou, Flora Zagouri and Constantine Dimitrakakis

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:17

    Content type: Review

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  17. Approximately 30 % of all breast cancer is at least partly attributed to hereditary factors. Familial breast cancer is often inherited in the context of cancer syndromes. The most commonly mutated genes are BR...

    Authors: Camilla Wendt, Annika Lindblom, Brita Arver, Anna von Wachenfeldt and Sara Margolin

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:15

    Content type: Research

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  18. Common genetic variants have been shown to modify BRCA1 penetrance. The aim of this study was to validate these reports in a special cohort of Norwegian BRCA1 mutation carriers that were selected for their extrem...

    Authors: Cecilie Heramb, Per Olaf Ekstrøm, Kukatharmini Tharmaratnam, Eivind Hovig, Pål Møller and Lovise Mæhle

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:14

    Content type: Research

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  19. Pancreatic cancer (PancCa) is recognized as a component of many well-described hereditary cancer syndromes. Minimal research has focused on patient needs and experiences living with this risk.

    Authors: Meghan Underhill, Donna Berry, Emily Dalton, Jaclyn Schienda and Sapna Syngal

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:13

    Content type: Research

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  20. Advancements in genomic testing have led to the identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with prostate cancer. The clinical utility of SNP tests to evaluate prostate cancer risk is u...

    Authors: Michael J Hall, Karen J Ruth, David YT Chen, Laura M Gross and Veda N Giri

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:11

    Content type: Research

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  21. Women who carry a mutation for Lynch syndrome face complex decisions regarding strategies for managing their increased cancer risks. At present, there is limited understanding of the factors influencing women’...

    Authors: Holly Etchegary, Elizabeth Dicks, Kathy Watkins, Sabrina Alani and Lesa Dawson

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:10

    Content type: Research

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  22. The editors of Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in 2014.

    Authors: Jan Lubinski, Rodney J Scott, Rolf Sijmons and Katie Bayliss

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:9

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  23. Differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) originates from thyroid follicular epithelial cells and belongs to a group of slowly progressing tumors with a relatively good prognosis. However, recurrences and metasta...

    Authors: Marta Kaczmarek-Ryś, Katarzyna Ziemnicka, Szymon T Hryhorowicz, Katarzyna Górczak, Justyna Hoppe-Gołębiewska, Marzena Skrzypczak-Zielińska, Michalina Tomys, Monika Gołąb, Malgorzata Szkudlarek, Bartłomiej Budny, Idzi Siatkowski, Paweł Gut, Marek Ruchała, Ryszard Słomski and Andrzej Pławski

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:8

    Content type: Research

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  24. Hereditary triple-negative breast cancer patients have better recurrence-free survival than triple-negative sporadic ones. High expression of some of the miRNAs is related to worse overall and disease-free sur...

    Authors: Dagnija Kalniete, Miki Nakazawa-Miklaševiča, Ilze Štrumfa, Arnis Āboliņš, Arvīds Irmejs, Jānis Gardovskis and Edvīns Miklaševičs

    Citation: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015 13:7

    Content type: Research

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