9/24/2012 7:21:43 AM
Researchers report that they've identified another genetic variation that appears connected to male breast cancer, a rare condition that kills several hundred men in the United States each year. The finding won't immediately lead to any improvements in treatment for the disease. Still, "by finding more male breast cancer genes, we can understand more about the biology of the disease and, as a result, get a better understanding of how best to treat male breast cancer," said study author Dr. Nick Orr, a team leader at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. "We hope these findings will also help us to learn more about how the disease works in women, too."
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