Familial cancers in a nationwide family cancer database: age distribution and prevalence.

@article{Hemminki1999FamilialCI,
  title={Familial cancers in a nationwide family cancer database: age distribution and prevalence.},
  author={Kari Hemminki and Pauli Vaittinen},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={
          1109-17
        }
}
We calculated sex- and age-specific familial relative risks (FRRs) of cancer in offspring of cancer probands at 19 male and 20 female cancer sites, based on the nationwide Family Cancer Database from Sweden. The proportion of familial cancers among all cancers was also determined. The database contained 550,000 primary cancers. The familial risk at known sites: colon, breast, ovary, testis, skin (melanoma), nervous system, thyroid and other endocrine glands were confirmed. The FRR of thyroid… CONTINUE READING

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