Genetic link to cervical tumours

  title={Genetic link to cervical tumours},
  author={Patrik K E Magnusson and P{\"a}r Spar{\'e}n and Ulf Gyllensten},
Cervical cancer is strongly associated with infection by oncogenic types of human papilloma virus (HPV). But only a small fraction of those infected develop cancer, indicating that other factors contribute to the progression to cervical cancer. We have compared incidence of the disease in relatives of cases of cervical tumour and controls, and find a significant familial clustering among biological, but not adoptive, relatives. We find no difference in the risk to siblings who have a mother or… CONTINUE READING


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