Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Variation to Gene May Triple Breast-Cancer Risk

A mutation of a gene called CHEK2 may triple a woman's risk for developing breast cancer, a new study suggests. Previous research had found that the CHEK2 mutation -- carried by an estimated 1 percent of white, northern European women -- increased the chances of breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease. However, that risk is still far less than the threat posed by the well-known BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--


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