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Tuesday 17 June 2014 2:30pm

Professor Parry Guilford is interviewed about his discovery of the genetic mutation behind inherited stomach cancer in The Science Show on Radio National, Australia.

Interviewer Robyn Williams asks how the mutation comes into effect and what options families with the mutation have, in terms of treatment.

Genetic mutation behind inherited stomach cancer Interview conducted by Robyn Williams, The Science Show, Radio National (ABC website, 5 mins)

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The stomach of a 15-year-old patient with stomach cancer. The colours are added later and show gastric zones. The dot size corresponds to the diameter of each carcinoma except for those less than 1mm which are scaled to 1mm for visibility. Mutation carriers develop many cancers from a young age. Charlton et al, Gut (2004).

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