Risk of breast and ovarian cancer may differ by type of BRCA1, BRCA2 mutation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 21:00 in Health & Medicine

Researchers have identified mutations that are associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers. Authors say the results -- which show that some mutations confer higher risks of breast cancer, while other mutations show higher risks of ovarian cancer -- may lead to more effective cancer risk assessment, care and prevention strategies for health care providers and carriers.

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