Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Study Warns Against Linking Ethnic Identity To Breast Cancer Genes

Genetic research over the past decade has linked Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity to an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer, so much so that certain gene mutations have become known as "Jewish ancestral mutations." But a new study released in the November issue of The American Journal of Public Health challenges this approach, warning that disparities in access to care and other unintended consequences can, and have, resulted. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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