Familial hepatoblastoma and APC gene mutations: Renewed call for molecular research

D. Thomas, J. Pritchard, R. Davidson, P. McKiernan, R. G. Grundy, J. De Ville De Goyet

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Abstract

Recent findings have increased our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of hepatoblastoma and their relationship to the molecular pathology of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Here, we describe hepatoblastoma in siblings who share a gene mutation for FAP inherited from their father. This observation confirms the link between these diseases and has implications for future molecular research. We also raise the question; should other members of 'at-risk' families be screened following a new diagnosis of either hepatoblastoma or FAP?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2200-2204
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume39
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

Keywords

  • APC gene mutation
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Family screening
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatoblastoma and adenomatous polyposis coli gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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