[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The object of this study was the investigation of the risk of occurrence of malignant neoplasms in 508 patients with Dupuytren's disease (DD) and in 2157 of their 1st degree relatives. In the first stage of the study, we evaluated the tumour spectrum as well as the age of the patient at diagnosis of cancers in DD families along with the observed and expected frequencies of malignancies. In the second stage of the study, we examined the distribution of 20 common mutations/polymorphisms in 12 known cancer susceptibility genes among DD patients and 508 matched healthy controls. No such study has been published to date. Results. No significant differences were noted between malignancies diagnosed among members of DD families and the general population. Molecular examination of 20 mutations/polymorphisms in 12 cancer susceptibility genes in Dupuytren's patients and controls showed a statistically significant association of one mutation with Dupuytren disease: D312M in XPD (OR = 1.75, p = 0.004). We observed a tendency toward changed frequencies of occurrence of central nervous system tumors, laryngeal cancer and non-melanoma skin cancers in DD families. The results of our study indicate a lack of a strong association between Dupuytren disease and familial cancer risk.
Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 03/2014; 12(1):6. DOI:10.1186/1897-4287-12-6 · 1.47 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Follow-up studies of psoriasis patients indicate an increased risk in the occurrence of malignancies at different sites of origin. Population stratification and/or complicated interpretation of evidence on the risk of cancer (due to the small number of patients included in most series) lead to inconsistent data. Herein we investigated the risk of occurrence of malignancies at different sites of origin in a series of 517 psoriasis patients and their 1st degree relatives.
We evaluated the tumour spectrum as well as the age of the patient at diagnosis of cancers in psoriasis families along with the observed and expected frequencies of malignancies. The distribution of 17 common mutations/polymorphisms in 10 known cancer susceptibility genes among psoriasis patients and 517 matched healthy controls were examined. No such study has been published to date.
The statistical comparison of the observed and expected frequencies of cancers revealed a higher than expected occurrence of Hodgkin's lymphoma among males in psoriasis families when compared to the general population (OR=1.8, 95%CI 1.6-2.1, p=0.002). There was a non-significant tendency towards a younger age of onset and overrepresentation of laryngeal cancer and leukaemia in psoriasis families. We found no major differences in the distribution of cancer susceptibility mutations among our cases and the healthy controls.
The results of our study suggest an increased risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma for male members of psoriasis families. Further studies are needed to confirm the findings and to evaluate whether or not the application of cancer surveillance protocols for Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukaemia and laryngeal cancer are justified in these families.
Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 06/2013; 11(1):6. DOI:10.1186/1897-4287-11-6 · 1.47 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Germline mutations in cell cycle checkpoint kinase 2 (CHEK2) have been associated with a range of cancer types, in particular of the breast and prostate. Protein-truncating mutations in CHEK2 have been reported to confer higher risks of cancer of the breast and the prostate than the missense I157T variant. In order to estimate the risks of colorectal cancer associated with truncating and missense CHEK2 mutations, we genotyped 1085 unselected colorectal cancer cases and 5496 controls for four CHEK2 founder mutations present in Poland. We observed an increased risk of colorectal cancer in association with the missense I157T mutation (odds ratios (OR) = 1.5; 95% CI 1.2-2.0; P = 0.002) but not with truncating mutations (OR = 1.0; 95% CI 0.5-1.8; P = 0.9); however the difference in the two OR was not statistically significant (P = 0.2). We conclude that the I157T mutation increases the risk of colorectal cancer in the population, but that truncating mutations may confer a lower risk or no increase in risk. It is important that other studies of CHEK2 mutation carriers be conducted to confirm this hypothesis.
European Journal of HumanGenetics 03/2007; 15(2):237-41. DOI:10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201734 · 4.35 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Germ-line mutations in the BRCA2 gene are associated with a wide range of cancer types, including the breast, ovary, pancreas, prostate and melanoma. In this study, we evaluated the importance of a family history of stomach cancer in predicting the presence of a BRCA2 mutation in Polish patients with ovarian cancer. A BRCA2 mutation was found in eight of 34 women with ovarian cancer and a family history of stomach cancer versus three of 75 women with ovarian cancer and a family history of ovarian cancer, but not of stomach cancer (odds ratio=7.4; 95% CI 1.8–30; P=0.004). The results of this study suggest that, in the Polish population, the constellation of ovarian and stomach cancer predicts the presence of a germ-line BRCA2 mutation and confirms that stomach cancer is part of the spectrum of BRCA2 mutations. It is expected that the penetrance of BRCA2 mutations for stomach cancer will vary from country to country, reflecting local environmental and lifestyle factors.Keywords: BRCA2 gene, mutation, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer
European Journal of HumanGenetics 11/2003; 11(12):955-958. DOI:10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201064 · 4.35 Impact Factor