Mariann Fagernæs Hansen

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Evidence that recessive cellular alleles at specific chromosomal loci are involved in tumorigenesis has been recently shown by work on tissues from patients with retinoblastoma, a neoplasm of embryonic retina whose predisposition is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. A comparison of germ-line and tumour genotypes at loci on human chromosome 13,(More)
Children with the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome have a greatly increased potential for the specific development of the embryonal tumours hepatoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Wilms' tumour. Data obtained with molecular probes suggest that the association between these disparate, rare tumour types reflects a common pathogenetic mechanism that entails the(More)
Survivors of the heritable form of retinoblastoma subsequently develop second primary osteosarcomas at substantially greater frequency than either the general population or survivors of nonheritable retinoblastoma. Here we present molecular genetic evidence that the development of these two disparate tumor types involves specific somatic loss of(More)
Comparison of constitutional and tumor genotypes at chromosomal loci defined by restriction fragment length alleles has proven useful in determining the genomic position and tissue specificity of recessive mutations that predispose to cancer (Hansen, M.F., and Cavenee, W.K. Cancer Res., 47:5518-5527, 1987). Here we have applied this approach to 53 unrelated(More)
Retinoblastoma is one of several human tumors to which predisposition can be inherited. Molecular genetic analysis of several nonheritable cases has led to the hypothesis that this tumor develops after the occurrence of specific mitotic events involving human chromosome 13. These events reveal initial predisposing recessive mutations. Evidence is presented(More)
  • M F Hansen
  • 1991
Osteosarcoma tumorigenesis is consistent with a model by which tumorigenesis results if both alleles at the retinoblastoma susceptibility locus (RBI) are altered. Additional genetic evidence strongly suggests that another obligate event in osteosarcoma tumorigenesis is the homozygous alteration of another gene, p53. Both the RB1 gene and p53 have been(More)