New InterGenetics Incorporated Test Aims To Predict Breast Cancer Risk Better

Published: Dec 15, 2008

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A new test to predict an ordinary woman's odds of getting breast cancer works better than a method doctors have relied on for decades, researchers reported Friday. The test is the first to combine dozens of genes and personal factors like age and childbearing to gauge risk in women who don't have a strong family history of the disease. They account for three-fourths of all cases.

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