Neoplasms in neurofibromatosis 1 are related to gender but not to family history of cancer.

@article{Airewele2001NeoplasmsIN,
  title={Neoplasms in neurofibromatosis 1 are related to gender but not to family history of cancer.},
  author={Gladstone E Airewele and Alice J. Sigurdson and Kimberly Wiley and B E Frieden and L W Caldarera and Vincent Michael Riccardi and Rebecca A Lewis and Murali M. Chintagumpala and Joann L. Ater and Sharon E. Plon and Melissa L Bondy},
  journal={Genetic epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={75-86}
}
The risk of malignancies among persons with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is higher than in the general population, but the excess risk has not been precisely estimated. The effects of gender and inheritance pattern on cancer risk are unclear. Therefore, we conducted a historical cohort study to determine cancer risk factors by contacting 138 Caucasian NF1 patients originally seen at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston between 1978 and 1984. A total of 304 patients of all ethnic groups were… CONTINUE READING

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