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Gallbladder cancer in Hispanic new mexicans. II. Familial occurrence in two northern New Mexico kindreds

Authors
Journal
Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
0165-4608
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0165-4608(79)90019-0
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Familial cases of carcinoma of the gallbladder have been found in two Hispanic kindred from northern New Mexico. The familial clustering of this cancer in a population with a high degree of American Indian ancestry suggests that this typically Indian disease has a strong genetic component and that its presence in northern New Mexico Hispanics is a result of genetic admixture. In one of the two pedigrees presented, a detribalized, or Hispanicized, Indian is the father and grandfather, respectively, of a mother-daughter pair of those affected.

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