Increased incidence of cancer in first degree relatives of women with double primary carcinomas of the breast and colon.

@article{Foulkes1996IncreasedIO,
  title={Increased incidence of cancer in first degree relatives of women with double primary carcinomas of the breast and colon.},
  author={William D Foulkes and Nicole Bolduc and Dominique Lambert and O Ginsburg and Leonard Olien and David W. Yandell and Patricia N. Tonin and Steven A Narod},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={
          534-9
        }
}
Breast and colon cancer are among the most common cancers in the developed world. Several epidemiological studies suggest that the occurrence of one of these two cancers in a woman may predispose to the development of the other. The occurrence of both forms of cancer in the same woman may be because of chance or common susceptibility. In order to determine how frequently double primary cancers have a hereditary basis, we conducted a registry based study at a single Montreal hospital. Cancer… CONTINUE READING
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