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Blockbuster gene study gives breast cancer hope

This article was originally published in Clinica

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In what has been described as "probably the most important paper on breast cancer genetics since the cloning of BRCA2 in 1995", a multinational research group has identified four genes that can increase the risk of developing breast cancer. The 45,000-patient study, led by Cancer Research UK, and carried out at 15 centres is claimed to be the world's first large scale "whole genome search" for faulty genes that increase breast cancer risk.

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