Journal article

Altered significance of D'Amico risk classification in patients with prostate cancer linked to a familial breast cancer (kConFab) cohort

Damien Bolton, Yuan Cheng, Amber J Willems-Jones, Jason Li, Eveline Niedermeyr, Gillian Mitchell, David Clouston, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Ania Sliwinski, Stephen Fox, Heather Thorne



OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether D'Amico risk classification is an accurate discriminator of prostate cancer mortality risk in BRCA2 pathogenic mutation carriers and non-carriers from a familial breast cancer cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From family cancer pedigrees of patients evaluated through a familial breast cancer cohort all related men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer were identified. Genotyping of each patient or of the dominant familial BRCA2 mutation was undertaken in each instance. Prostate cancers were analysed by BRCA2 carrier vs non-carrier status for their clinical progression and survival according to their D'Amico risk groups. RESULTS: For patients who were BRCA2-mutation..

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