A mutated gene found in families with multiple tumors, including cardiac angiosarcoma

The mutation found in the POT1 gene causes a rare hereditary syndrome in which patients present multiple tumors, including cardiac angiosarcoma (CAS).It is now possible to identify carriers and intervene early. Currently, familial CAS patients have a poor chance of survival because the tumor is diagnosed when it is in an advanced phase.The CNIO’s Familial Cancer Consultancy and the Cardiology Unit at the Puerta de Hierro University Hospital have already created a Monitoring Unit to follow-up asymptomatic carriers. —> Read More

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