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Medical Genetic cancer predisposition

  1. Jun 3, 2010 #1
    i think we've all seen studies saying that having relatives w/ say, breast cancer increases your chances of getting it too.

    is there data on overlap between different types of cancer, like having a close relative die of colon cancer influencing your chances of developing lung cancer ?

    or genotype data; gene variants affecting various cancer types

    intuitively there should be overlap, both in pedigree and genotype data, i just don't remember seeing any lately

    any references/comments?
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