Tag: Basal Cell Cancer

ICARE Newsletter Spring 2023

Melanoma Risk in Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

A recently published cohort study of 483 individuals with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS) identified 113 skin cancers. The cumulative incidence of a diagnosis of any skin cancer was 36.3% by the age of 70. Specifically for melanoma, the median age at diagnosis was 42 with a 7-fold increased incidence (SIR 7.28, 95% CI 4.50-11.13) compared with …

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ICARE Newsletter Winter 2019

Basal Cell Cancers May Be a Risk Factor to Predict Inherited Cancer Predisposition

An interesting area of progress to identify individuals with inherited risks included a study of over 13,000 individuals with six or more basal cell cancers (BCC) evaluated through a claims database. Results indicated ~20% of these individuals had a germline mutation in a DNA repair gene, including BRCA1/2, PALB2, and the Lynch syndrome genes, among …

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