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Your Cancer Answers: Which genetic syndromes increase the risk of breast cancer?

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By: Dr. Kevin Lin  From: lompocrecord.com Question: Which genetic syndromes increase the risk of breast cancer? Many risk factors for breast cancer have been identified, including genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Some are modifiable and others are not. A family history of breast cancer in a first-degree relative is the most widely recognized breast cancer risk factor, but only 5-10% …

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Research provides insight into genetic link to potential treatment response among BRCA1/2 breast cancer patients

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By: Alex Gardner From: medicalxpress.com New findings from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provide clues about immune response of tumors in patients with BRCA 1/2-related breast cancers. The research, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could shape treatment strategies and clinical trial design for these patients, who make up about two percent …