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J R Soc Med. 1981 August; 74(8): 601–604.
PMCID: PMC1438895

Multiple primary malignant neoplasia in three members of a family1

Abstract

Three members of a family have presented in adult life with a succession of invasive malignancies. No known premalignant condition has been apparent in this group, and a limited study of immune competence has failed to reveal any abnormality. In spite of this there is strong evidence to suggest a so far undetected immunogenetic abnormality as the basis of this phenomenon.

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