Two Gene Variants May Predict Who Will Benefit From Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs, Mayo Clinic Study

Published: Jun 17, 2013

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Researchers have identified two gene variants that may predict which women are likely to benefit from a long-term drug treatment that can cut the risk of developing the disease in half. The work represents a major step toward truly individualized breast cancer prevention in women at high risk for the disease based on their age, family history of breast cancer, and personal medical history.

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