Familial risk for lung cancer by histology and age of onset: evidence for recessive inheritance

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Abstract

The authors used the Swedish Family-Cancer Database to search for evidence for a genetic predisposition in lung cancer. Familial risks in offspring were increased for all lung cancer to 1.77 when a parent was affected with any lung cancers; the comparable risk among siblings was 2.15. At young age, risks between siblings were higher than those between offspring and parents for all histological types of lung cancer. The present data suggest that 1.7% of lung cancers up to age 68 years are heritable and probably due to a high-penetrant recessive gene or genes that predispose to tobacco carcinogens.

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Externa organisationer
  • German Cancer Research Centre
  • Karolinska Institute
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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)205-15
Antal sidor11
TidskriftHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volym31
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2005 mar
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa