Study confirms increased cancer risk for relatives of patients with leukaemia

Danish researchers say their findings suggest possible interaction between polygenic cancer predisposition and environmental factors.
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First- and second-degree relatives of patients with certain blood cancers have an increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology.

Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark estimated the relative risk for cancer among relatives of patients with myelodysplastic neoplasia (MDS), acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) using registry data.