Earlier this week I prepared a new web page featuring a long list of inherited conditions of man that are associated, in one way or another, with neoplasia. It is available at:
In some cases, an inherited mutation is causally related to a narrow range of neoplasms (such as neurofibromatosis).
In some cases, an inherited mutation is causally related to a wide range of neoplasms (such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome).
In many cases, people who have the inherited condition have a medical condition or syndrome that comes with a higher than expected incidence of one or more specific types of neoplasms.
In some cases, the neoplastic tie-in to a listed inherited condition is rather tenuous.
I've provided links for each entry that will take you to the OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) record for the disease. You can read the full OMIM record and determine for yourself whether the information is relevant to your specific interests.
- © 2008 Jules Berman
key words: neoplasms, syndromes, cancer syndrome, familial cancer, inherited neoplasms, neoplasia, tumor, tumour