It looks like the risk is not as high as you might expect

Determine Boice the degree of risk the level of risk for a cancer survivor who to have children to have children. So far, he said, it looks like the risk is not as high as you might expect . Our preliminary results show that the degree of negative genetic effects in children of cancer survivors is not remarkably different than in the general population. If it were, we larger number able to offer a greater number to be born offspring to die with birth defects or see the beginning, said Boice. This suggests that the human genome may not be as vulnerable to inherited effects as other types, high radiation high radiation and chemotherapy. .

Vanderbilt-Ingram CancerTreatment are examined under Children of survivors of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the high doses of chemotherapy and radiation that young cancer patients receive cause inherited health problems for their children? Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center member, John Boice, and an international team of colleagues have a $ 4,000 a $ 4,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to try to figure out.

For additional information about the American Academy of Neurology, visiting.