The ataxia telangiectasia gene in familial and sporadic cancer.


The ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) gene, ATM, predisposes affected homozygotes to a wide range of malignancies. It has been suggested that this is a consequence of the genomic instability associated with the syndrome. The elevated risk of malignancy is not, however, observed among A-T heterozygotes (except, apparently, regarding breast cancer). In this report… (More)


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