Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

Anne Li                             6/30/2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The research found that the highest rates of breast cancer in women with a faulty BRCA1 gene were seen between the ages of 41-50. This peak occurred a decade later for those with a faulty BRCA2 gene. Rates of ovarian cancer in women with either faulty gene were highest between the ages 61-70. The researchers believe the analysis could help provide more information for women with a family history of the diseases to help make decisions around ways to reduce their risk.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-06-20-study-estimates-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-risk-linked-to-faulty-brca-genes


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