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Genetics of Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Cancer) (PDQ®)

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Last Modified: 11/12/2014

Changes to This Summary (11/12/2014)

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Major Heritable Renal Cell Cancer Syndromes

Added text to state that anecdotal evidence exists for the utility of next-generation sequencing in cases of suspected mosaicism with a negative VHL genetic test (cited Coppin et al. as reference 59).

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