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The risk of cancer in relatives of patients with brain neoplasm


The family trees of 142 patients, suffering from histologically proven brain tumour, were compared to those of an equal number of sex and age matched controls. The results showed no statistically significant differences in the occurrence of malignant neoplasm between the two groups. These results indicate that the risk of cancer among relatives of patients with brain tumours does not exceed that of healthy controls.

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Sakas, D., Kalfakis, N., Panas, M. et al. The risk of cancer in relatives of patients with brain neoplasm. Acta neurochir 131, 226–228 (1994).

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  • Brain tumour
  • family
  • genetics