Disease Markers

Disease Markers / 1996 / Article

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Volume 13 |Article ID 759689 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1996/759689

R.S. Houlston, D. Ford, "A Method for Determining Familial Cancer Risks in Clinical Practice", Disease Markers, vol. 13, Article ID 759689, 7 pages, 1996. https://doi.org/10.1155/1996/759689

A Method for Determining Familial Cancer Risks in Clinical Practice

Received08 Mar 1996


There is interest in estimating familial cancer risks in clinical practice for counselling and determining patients’ screening requirements. Empiric methods can be used to estimate an individual’s risk, however, every family history is unique making such methods relatively nonspecific. In contrast if an underlying genetic model can be assumed the risk of disease can be calculated for any individual using his or her family history. A method of estimating familial cancer risks based on segregation models and linkage data is presented and its implementation discussed.

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