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A Clinical Study of Familial Cancer in Japan

  • T. Nomizu
  • R. Abe
  • A. Tsuchiya
  • J. Utsunomiya
  • F. Watanabe
  • Y. Yamaki
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

A high incidence of a particular cancer in a family points to the involvement of genetic factors. Hereditary tumours include colorectal cancer based on familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and medullary carcinoma of the thyroid in MEN type 2. The mode of inheritance of these cancers has been clarified. It is also known that some family lines have a high incidence of morphologically ordinary types of cancer.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Gastric Cancer Colorectal Cancer Multiple Cancer Familial Breast Cancer 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Nomizu
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Abe
    • 2
  • A. Tsuchiya
    • 2
  • J. Utsunomiya
    • 3
  • F. Watanabe
    • 2
  • Y. Yamaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHoshi General HospitalKoriyamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgery IIFukushima Medical CollegeFukushimaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Surgery IIHyogo Medical CollegeHyogoJapan

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