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Researchers Identify New Genes Linked to Breast Cancer

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Scientists have identified new genes linked to breast cancer. Image for illustration purposes
Scientists have identified new genes linked to breast cancer. Image for illustration purposes

Medical News Today

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  • Researchers analyzed genetic data to identify new genes linked to breast cancer. 
  • They found several new genes that may be linked to the condition. 
  • Further research is needed to know how variants on these genes affect breast cancer risk. 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer globally, accounting for around 12.5% of new cancer cases worldwide. Genetic testing can be used to assess risk for the condition. Current tests consider risk variants on a small number of genes, including BRCA1BRCA2, and PALB2.

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