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Early-Onset Cancers Confer a High Risk of Harboring Germline Mutations

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] [subheadPatients 18 to 39 years of age with early-onset cancer had a significantly high risk of harboring germline mutations, suggesting that this population should undergo germline genetic testing, irrespective of tumor type, according to results of a study that were presented during a press program ahead of the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II.[/subhead]

The results showed that 21% of patients with early-onset cancer (n = 877) had a germline mutation versus 13% of patients with young-adult cancer (n = 324; = .002).  Read more . . . .

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