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Study unlocks big puzzle in familial breast cancer

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Source: University of Melbourne From: news-medical.net Mutations in known breast cancer genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 are identified in only approximately 20 per cent of women who are offered genetic testing for familial breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Melbourne, led by Professor Melissa Southey, looked at 210 people from 25 multiple-case breast cancer families. They identified 24 …

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Familial breast cancer not only inherited genetically, finds new study

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Source: University of Melbourne From: sciencedaily.com Mutations in known breast cancer genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 are identified in only approximately 20 per cent of women who are offered genetic testing for familial breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Melbourne, led by Professor Melissa Southey, looked at 210 people from 25 multiple-case breast cancer families. They identified 24 …

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‘Holy grail’ of preventing breast cancer is in sight, say scientists

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By: Sarah Knapton From: telegraph.co.uk Thousands of women at risk of breast and ovarian cancer could be spared surgery after researchers found that a common osteoporosis drug may prevent the diseases. The breakthrough, which scientists are hailing as a potential ‘Holy grail’ in cancer prevention, will help women born with mutations in their BRCA1 gene. BRCA1 has been dubbed the …