Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 27th, 2005
"Family history is the strongest risk factor for ovarian cancer. Three clinical manifestations of hereditary ovarian cancer have been recognized: (1) 'site-specific' ovarian cancer, (2) the breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, and (3) the hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC; Lynch II) syndrome," scientists in Spain reported.
"The first 2 groups are associated with germ line mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 tumor suppressor genes, whereas HNPCC is associated with germ line mutations in the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes, primarily hMLH1 and hMSH2. At...
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