Familial gastrointestinal carcinoid tumours and associated cancers.

@article{Hiripi2009FamilialGC,
  title={Familial gastrointestinal carcinoid tumours and associated cancers.},
  author={Eva Hiripi and Justo Lorenzo Bermejo and Jan Sundquist and Kari Hemminki},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={950-4}
}
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumours are neuroendocrine neoplasms mainly located in the gastrointestinal tract and bronchopulmonary system. Our study's aim was to characterise the familial nature of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumours using the Swedish Family-Cancer Database, which includes >11.5 million individuals. METHODS Familial relative risks (RRs) of carcinoid tumours were estimated for individuals with family history of invasive cancers. RRs of invasive cancers for the offspring of patients… CONTINUE READING