Published in Cancer Weekly, March 2nd, 2004
So far, scientists have presumed that only a few types of tumor have such a familial form. However, Professor Kari Hemminki of the division of molecular-genetic epidemiology of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) has now found familial forms of almost all tumor types. In the families affected, both the offspring and siblings of a cancer sufferer are at an increased risk to develop the same disorder.
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