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Saturday, November 26, 2016

(eg. Cowden Syndrome/ovarian cancer) Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version - National Cancer Institute



Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®)—Health Professional Version - National Cancer Institute (updated Nov 22, 2016)

 Associated Genes and Syndromes


Breast and ovarian cancer are present in several autosomal dominant cancer syndromes, although they are most strongly associated with highly penetrant germline pathogenic variants in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Other genes, such as PALB2, TP53 (associated with Li-Fraumeni syndrome), PTEN (associated with Cowden syndrome), CDH1 (associated with diffuse gastric and lobular breast cancer syndrome), and STK11 (associated with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome), confer a risk to either or both of these cancers with relatively high penetrance.....

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