One of the most significant risk factors for prostate cancer (PC) is a family history of the disease, with germ-line mutations in the breast cancer predisposition gene (BRCA) 2 conferring the highest risk. We here report a 56-year-old man presented with painful gait disturbance and diagnosed PC with multiple disseminated bone metastases. The patient had a strong family history of breast cancer with his 2 nieces affected. Furthermore, his aunts and uncles from both sides were diagnosed with stomach, ovarian, and colorectal cancers. His genomic sequencing analysis of the BRCA genes revealed the same BRCA2 deleterious mutation that his breast cancer-affected nieces carried. Previous studies have suggested that BRCA2-mutated PC is associated with a more aggressive phenotype and poor prognosis. Our experience in the present case also indicated the urgent needs for novel treatment modality and PC screening in this high-risk group of patients.
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Journal of Korean medical science. 2017 Feb [Epub]
Won Hoon Song, Sung Han Kim, Jae Young Joung, Weon Seo Park, Ho Kyung Seo, Jinsoo Chung, Kang Hyun Lee
Department of Urology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea., Department of Urology, Center for Prostate Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea., Department of Urology, Center for Prostate Cancer, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. .