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Pancreatic Neoplasms: HELP
Articles by Robert Kurtz
Based on 1 article published since 2010
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Between 2010 and 2020, Robert Kurtz wrote the following article about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Article Germline PALB2 mutation analysis in breast-pancreas cancer families. 2011

Stadler, Zsofia K / Salo-Mullen, Erin / Sabbaghian, Nelly / Simon, Jennifer A / Zhang, Liying / Olson, Sara H / Kurtz, Robert / Offit, Kenneth / Foulkes, William D / Robson, Mark E / Tischkowitz, Marc. ·Clinical Genetics and Gastroenterology Services, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. stadlerz@mskcc.org ·J Med Genet · Pubmed #21415078.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Germline mutations in the PALB2 gene have been implicated in both breast cancer and pancreatic cancer susceptibility. The extent to which PALB2 mutations account for cancer susceptibility in breast-pancreas cancer families is unknown. METHODS: High Resolution Melting analysis and Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification were performed to investigate the prevalence of PALB2 mutations in patients with either a personal history of both breast and pancreatic cancer or a personal history of breast cancer and a family history of a first degree relative with pancreatic cancer. RESULTS: No PALB2 mutations were identified in 77 breast-pancreas cancer families, which included 22 probands with a personal history of both breast and pancreatic cancer. CONCLUSION: Mutations within the PALB2 gene are rare events that do not account for a substantial proportion of cancer susceptibility in breast-pancreas cancer families. Routine screening of breast-pancreas cancer families for the presence of PALB2 mutations appears to be low yield.