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Breast cancer

28 July 2010

Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast Cancer

Scientists find different variants affect different tumor types

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"Our findings suggest that, at present, this type of polygenic risk score is unlikely to be a useful tool for population-based screening programs, but may be relevant for understanding biological mechanisms," said Dr. Gillian Reeves, a staff scientist at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford. She led the study, which is published in the July 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

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