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Recently it has been found that the presence of homozygous arginine polymorphism at codon 72 of p53, represents a significant risk factor in the development of HPV-associated cervical cancer. The incidence of cervical carcinoma is persistently very low in Israeli Jewish women for unknown reasons. The incidence among those of North African origin is(More)
It is presently unclear whether carriers of BRCA1 mutations have an increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). To gain insight into this issue, 225 unselected Ashkenazi Jewish CRC patients were tested for the presence of the three common Jewish BRCA1/2 germline mutations: 185delAG and 5382insC (BRCA1) and 6174delT (BRCA2). A total of four carriers was(More)
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