2010-05-10 Scientists find new gene links to breast cancer


British scientists have found five common genetic factors linked to the risk of developing breast cancer, giving researchers a better understanding of its causes and clues for developing more treatments.

Douglas Easton from Britain's University of Cambridge led the largest genome-wide analysis of breast cancer patients to date, scanning the gene maps of 16,536 patients, and found five new common gene variations.(Read entire article)

2010-05-10 Five New Gene Mutations Linked To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer


Five new genetic variations have been discovered that raise the risk of breast cancer in women.

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of the disease to be diagnosed in women, but when caught at its early stage is very treatable.

The more that is known about cancer, the better the opportunity becomes of vinding new treatments to offer people diagnosed with the disease, thus this new development is very good news indeed. (Read entire article)