New Hereditary Breast Cancer Gene Discovered
Published: Apr 25, 2007
A new hereditary breast cancer gene has been discovered by scientists at the Lundberg Laboratory for Cancer Research and the Plastic Surgery Clinic at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden. The researchers found that women with a certain hereditary deformity syndrome run a nearly twenty times higher risk of contracting breast cancer than expected. Several research teams around the world have long been searching for new hereditary breast cancer genes, but thus far few have been found.