Breast cancer in two sisters with Friedreich's ataxia

Avril Kidd, M. Whiteford, L. H. Barron, S.a. Simpson, Neva Elizabeth Haites, R. Coleman

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Abstract

Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder causing progressive ataxia and dysarthria. We report two sisters who had breast cancer aged 39 years and 42 years and who both developed a late onset form of FRDA with onset of neurological symptoms in their thirties. We discuss whether there may be an association between the late onset form of FRDA and malignancy. (C) 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-514
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Freidreich's ataxia
  • breast cancer
  • GAA TRIPLET REPEAT
  • EXPANSION
  • LYMPHOMA
  • FAMILIES

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Kidd, A., Whiteford, M., Barron, L. H., Simpson, S. A., Haites, N. E., & Coleman, R. (2001). Breast cancer in two sisters with Friedreich's ataxia. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 27(5), 512-514. https://doi.org/10.1053/ejso.2000.1093