By Shirley Hodgson
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Extra resources for A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics
Hemangioblastoma is a benign tumour but may recur if surgical removal is not complete. In such cases the possibility of a new primary (and hence a diagnosis of VHL disease) should also be considered. The risk of VHL disease is highest in younger patients: the mean ages at diagnosis of cerebellar haemangioblastoma in this disease and in non-familial cases are 29 and 48 years, respectively. All patients with apparently sporadic haemangioblastomas should be screened for subclinical evidence of VHL disease.
Individuals with genetic retinoblastoma (germline mutation) are at increased risk for second tumours, but children with non-genetic tumours are not. g. radiation). Draper et al. 4 per cent for all tumours and 6 per cent for osteosarcoma. 7 per cent respectively, and thus patients with genetic retinoblastoma may be more sensitive to radiation-induced oncogenesis. The most common site of osteosarcoma outside the radiation ﬁeld is in the femur, and genetic retinoblastoma patients are at a 200– 500-fold increased risk of this complication.
Van Meyel et al. (1994) investigated 16 kindreds with familial glioma for evidence for germline mutations in exons 5–9 of the TP53 gene and exon 24 of the NF1 gene. No mutations were identiﬁed. A study from the Mayo Clinic of 15 brain cancer patients who had a family history of brain tumours found that one had a germline TP53 mutation, and another had a germline hemizygous deletion of the CDKN2A/ARF region (see below). , 2000). , 2000). , 2001). The situation is complicated, because p14ARF is formed from the products of exon 1␤ and exon 2 of CDKN2A, whereas p16 is formed from exon 1␣ and exon 2 of CDKN2A; nevertheless, the reading frames are different and have no amino acid homology, although both are cell cycle regulators.
A Practical Guide to Human Cancer Genetics by Shirley Hodgson