Disovery of genetic variations to better understand breast cancer


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Tuesday March 10, 2015

Disovery of genetic variations to better understand breast cancer

A study carried out by dozens of scientists, and published in Nature Genetics, identified 15 new genetic markers that can increase the risk of breast cancer. Each of these genetic variations, identified through this study and other research, is known to raise a woman's risk of breast cancer by a small amount. It's another step towards a better understanding of how genetic variations work to increase the risk of this type of cancer.




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