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Numerous genetic factors that influence breast cancer risk are known. However, approximately two-thirds of the overall familial risk remain unexplained. To determine whether some of the missing… Continue Reading
Height and body mass index (BMI) are associated with higher ovarian cancer risk in the general population, but whether such associations exist among BRCA1/2 mutation carriers is unknown. We applied a… Continue Reading
Les familles comptant plusieurs membres atteints d'un cancer ont depuis toujours une connaissance empirique de leur risque tumoral. Cette perception est d'autant plus aigue que l'histoire familiale… Continue Reading
Strong interand intrafamilial variation of penetrance of breast and ovarian cancer is observed in BRCA1 mutation carriers. The wild-type copy of the BRCA1 gene is a plausible candidate as a cancer… Continue Reading
The HH genotype of the nonconservative amino acid substitution polymorphism N372H in the BRCA2 gene was reported to be associated with a 1.3to 1.5-fold increase in risk of both breast and ovarian… Continue Reading
The purpose of the oncogenetic consultation, is to respond to persons who wonder about their risk of developing a tumour and wish to learn about ways of prevention and detection. The object of this… Continue Reading