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Genetic Aspects of Cancer Epidemiology

  • F. H. Sobels
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 39)

Abstract

In this chapter, I will first briefly review to what extent various genetic factors predispose to cancer; second, I will discuss the possible significance in terms of cancer proneness of heterozygotes for ataxia telangiectasia; and third, I want to emphasize the importance of follow-up studies of individuals with an increased level of chromosome aberrations after exposure to mutagens.

Keywords

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Chromosome Aberration Ataxia Telangiectasia Ataxia Telangiectasia Cancer Epidemiology 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Sobels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Genetics and Chemical Mutagenesis Sylvius LaboratoriesUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

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