His research interests include familial predisposition to cancer, especially type 2 neurofibromatosis, Gorlin syndrome and breast/ovarian cancer.
Skin manifestations facilitate the diagnosis of genetic disease - well known examples include neurofibromatosis and tuberose sclerosis but there are many others.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disease in which multiple soft tumors (neurofibromas) develop under the skin and throughout the nervous system.
Children with a family history of neurofibromatosis are at highest risk for having either form of the condition.
Both forms of neurofibromatosis are caused by a defective gene.
There is no standard treatment for either type of neurofibromatosis.
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