Average age-specific cumulative risk of breast cancer according to type and site of germline mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 estimated from multiple-case breast cancer families attending Australian family cancer clinics

Abstract

If the risk of disease is not the same for all germline mutations in a given gene, or if there are other familial modifiers of risk in carriers, then family-history-based estimates of average risk for detected mutations in that gene will depend on how carriers are sampled. Risk may also depend on the site or type of mutation. We studied 51 families with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00439-003-0908-6

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