Research finds father-daughter link in colorectal cancer

11/3/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

In families where parents and children are both diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the age at diagnosis for daughters is younger if her father also had the disease, compared with other such pairings, researchers said. They added the study results are unusual because while genomic imprinting is involved in some genetic diseases, prior to this it has not been shown to be affected by the sex of the offspring.

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