MD Anderson researchers find that breast cancer patients with BRCA gene are diagnosed almost 8 years earlier than generation bef
Posted Sep 14 2011 10:11pm
MD Anderson researchers find that breast cancer patients with BRCA gene are diagnosed almost 8 years earlier than generation beforeNCI Cancer Center News
Women with a deleterious gene mutation are diagnosed with breast cancer almost eight years earlier than relatives of the previous generation who also had the disease and/or ovarian cancer, according to new research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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