The Specific Genetic Mutation May Influence NF1 Brain Tumor Development

Author: Washington University Physicians
Published On: 11/30/2017

While every person with the Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) cancer predisposition syndrome is born with a single mutation (genetic change) in one copy of their two NF1 genes, it is not known whether the type of mutation predicts what medical problems might arise in any given individual. Now, researchers at the Washington University NF Center found that the location of the NF1 gene mutation correlates with the development of brain tumors.


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