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Brain Tumors/familial vs hereditary glioblastoma


Pearl wrote at 2015-01-08 03:49:27
I have a family hx of glioblastoma and had my concerns similarly dismissed by doctors.  Actually, 5% of glioblastomas are familial, and there was just a new study on familial glioblastomas which showed mutations in the POT1 gene in a family with multiple members with glioblastoma.  So although this answer was emphatic, it's not actually correct.  

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have a long time experience of these tumours.


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