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2011-12-29 10:32:01

Mutations in the ATM gene may increase the hereditary risk for pancreatic cancer, according to data published in Cancer Discovery, the newest journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most morbid cancers, with less than 5 percent of those diagnosed with the disease surviving to five years. Approximately 10 percent of patients come from families with multiple cases of pancreatic cancer. "There was significant reason to believe this...

2008-06-19 15:00:40

People who know their genetic tests confirm an increased risk of developing melanoma are more proactive in skin cancer screening, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute says tests for mutations in the CDKN2A gene can reveal that melanomas run in families. The study evaluated the intent to follow and the actual practice of skin cancer early detection methods by members of families that carry CDKN2A gene mutations. Study participants were...

2006-08-24 14:28:32

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A detailed questionnaire and a brief examination appear useful in identifying people at high risk of melanoma, researchers report. The use of these procedures during a routine medical visit can help doctors estimate a patient's absolute risk of developing melanoma, Dr. Thomas A. Fears told Reuters Health. High-risk individuals could undergo further interventions, such as a complete skin examination, counseling to avoid sun exposure, and regular...

2005-06-20 22:18:37

CHICAGO "“ Despite campaigns promoting early detection and increased awareness of melanoma (skin cancer) the proportion of the most aggressive and deadly form of melanoma remains the same, according to an article in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Incidence and mortality of melanoma (skin cancer) in the United States have risen steeply from 1969 to 1999, according to background information in the article, with a disproportionally greater...