Quebec researchers and international collaborators identify a new breast cancer gene


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Tuesday April 28, 2015

Quebec researchers and international collaborators identify a new breast cancer gene

A Québec research team played a key role in an international study led by the University of Toronto and Pomeranian Medical University in Poland that identified a new breast cancer gene. 



The study, which was published online today in Nature Genetics, describes how mutations in a gene called RECQL are strongly linked to the onset of breast cancer in two populations of Polish and French-Canadian women. This discovery could have future implications in preventing the development of breast cancer in some families. 

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