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Genetische Diagnostik - Onkologie
Hanse Genetik


5% to 10% of all cancer diagnoses have a hereditary origin

Genetically determined tumor diseases are caused by changes in certain genes that are responsible for controlling cell growth and cell division. 

These genetic variants can be passed on from parents to offspring, leading to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Examples of genes that play a role in hereditary tumor diseases are BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 

Genetic counseling and testing of individuals with a family history of tumor disease plays an important role in identifying at-risk individuals. 

By identifying variants in certain genes, we can better assess the individual cancer risk and recommend suitable preventive measures, such as regular screening tests or preventive surgery.

Oncology – Hereditary Tumor Diseases
  • Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Skin Tumors
  • Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer
  • Hereditary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Carcinomas
  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Lung Carcinomas
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Gastric Carcinomas
  • Mammary and Ovarian Carcinomas
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Renal Carcinomasmors
  • Pancreatic Carcinomas
  • Paraganglioma / Pheochromocytomas
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
  • CNS-Tumors

Center for Human Genetics
Dr. med. Harald Ludwig
Specialist in Human Genetics

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