Oestrogen Link to Breast Cancer in Younger Women, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Study

Published: Apr 06, 2012

A gene which reduces the risk of breast cancer in younger women by altering oestrogen levels has been identified for the first time, raising hope of more effective treatment. At least 40 per cent of breast cancers are thought to be linked to high oestrogen levels but the connection has so far only been established in post-menopausal women.

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