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Is glioblastoma hereditary?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology

In brief: No

There is no evidence of heredity in Glioblastoma.
Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director, Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic braintumorclinic.org

In brief: No

There is no evidence of heredity in Glioblastoma.
Joshua Garren, MD Medical Director, Tulsa Brain Tumor Clinic braintumorclinic.org
Dr. Joshua Garren
Dr. Joshua Garren
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: While there may

Be some tell-tale genetic fingerprints on some glioma, the bad one, gbm seems to be sporadic, with only radiation exposure as a risk.
My father died of one 30 years ago. No other family members have had any brain tumors.

In brief: While there may

Be some tell-tale genetic fingerprints on some glioma, the bad one, gbm seems to be sporadic, with only radiation exposure as a risk.
My father died of one 30 years ago. No other family members have had any brain tumors.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Rarely

Glioblastoma can rarely occur as an inherited cancer in patients with certain familial cancer syndromes such as li fraumeni syndrome, turcot syndrome, neurofibromatosis or familial glioma syndrome.
Family members may have increased risk of glioblastoma due to environmental factors also.

In brief: Rarely

Glioblastoma can rarely occur as an inherited cancer in patients with certain familial cancer syndromes such as li fraumeni syndrome, turcot syndrome, neurofibromatosis or familial glioma syndrome.
Family members may have increased risk of glioblastoma due to environmental factors also.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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