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Study Ties New Gene Mutation To Major Breast Cancer Risk, The New England Journal of Medicine Reveals



8/7/2014 7:41:19 AM

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Women with mutations in a gene called PALB2 have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by age 70, according to research that suggests PALB2 is almost as important a risk factor as BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are widely known as breast cancer risk genes. Women with a mutation in one or both often decide to have their breasts removed so they do not develop the disease.

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