The Li-Fraumeni cancer syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome, characterised by the occurrence of diverse mesenchymal and epithelial neoplasms at multiple sites. It has recently been shown that some of these individuals have a germ line mutation of the p53 tumour suppressor gene. The case of one member of such a family who has now developed three separate primary malignant tumours is reported. All three tumours expressed mutant p53 protein.
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