New gene linked to major breast cancer risk
The study was released in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine and it highlights the PALB2 gene and how it makes breast cancer nine times more likely to develop. (August 7, 2014 5:23 PM)
Scientists have identified a new gene that may drastically increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer.
The study was released in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. It highlights the PALB2 gene and says it makes breast cancer nine times more likely to develop.
During the study, researchers looked at about 360 women in families that have the PALB2 gene.
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Would you consider genetic testing to see if you carry the gene for breast cancer?