Familial Risk and Cancer Control

Henry T. Lynch, Frank D. Brodkey, Patrick Lynch, Jane Lynch, Kathleen Maloney, Laurie Rankin, Carol Kraft, Milton Swartz, Twilla Westercamp, Hoda A. Guirgis

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Abstract

An intensive study of the family history of cancer in 4,515 patients screened consecutively by a multiphasic mobile cancer detection unit showed, after age correction, that cancer had developed in 8.9% of the probands when there was one cancer in a single first-degree relative, 16.2% had cancer with two family members affected, and 27.4% had cancer when three or more family members had been affected. This constituted a significant correlation between family and personal histories of cancer in these patients. Extrapolation to the United States population with cancer-control implications are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume236
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 1976

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Lynch, H. T., Brodkey, F. D., Lynch, P., Lynch, J., Maloney, K., Rankin, L., Kraft, C., Swartz, M., Westercamp, T., & Guirgis, H. A. (1976). Familial Risk and Cancer Control. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 236(6), 582-584. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1976.03270060032023