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The nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), pits of the palms and soles, jaw keratocysts, a variety of other tumors, and developmental abnormalities. NBCCS maps to chromosome 9q22.3. Familial and sporadic BCCs display loss of heterozygosity in this region,(More)
The nevoid basal cell carcinoma (Gorlin) syndrome (NBCCS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple developmental defects and cancer susceptibility, in particular to basal cell carcinoma. The human homologue of Drosophila patched (PTCH) was recently identified, mapped to the NBCCS locus on chromosome 9q22.3, and found mutated in patients(More)
The present study performed a segregation analysis of a cohort of first-degree relatives (FDR) of glioma patients. The families with two or more gliomas were also expanded to determine if any more gliomas could be detected, and if any other types of cancers were associated. These glioma-prone families (n = 24/432) were extended to include first-, second-(More)
Exposure to ionizing radiation is a known risk factor for breast cancer and the fertility pattern is a recognized modifier of breast cancer risk. The aim of this study was to elucidate the interaction between these 2 factors. This study is based on a Swedish cohort of 17 202 women who had been irradiated for skin haemangiomas in infancy between 1920 and(More)
Familial predisposition to basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin are apparent in the autosomal dominant syndromes naevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) and multiple self-healing squamous epitheliomata (MSSE) respectively. The gene responsible for NBCCS has been proposed to be a tumour-suppressor gene and is mapped(More)
GFAP levels in the CSF were highly elevated in three genetically confirmed cases of Alexander disease clinically conforming with infantile, early and late juvenile forms. No other CSF abnormalities were detected. Assay of CSF-GFAP may prove to be a rapid and cost-effective screening test in clinical variants of Alexander disease and an indicator of GFAP(More)
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