Monday, July 10, 2006

Study finds gene that doubles risk of breast cancer

SCIENTISTS have discovered a new breast cancer gene which doubles a woman's chance of developing the disease. Carrying a damaged version of the gene called ATM means the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 70 increases from one in 12 for the general population to one in six, the researchers said. It is hoped that the finding could lead to new ways of identifying women who face an increased risk of cancer, and also to help treat and prevent the disease. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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