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Breast Cancer Gene May Be Associated With Additional Cancers

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September 18, 2002
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Journal Of The National Cancer Institute
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Two new studies suggest that people who inherit BRCA1 mutations are at an increased risk of not only breast and ovarian cancer but a number of other cancers as well. However, the absolute magnitude of the increase in risk of these other cancers is small. The findings appear in the September 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Two new studies suggest that people who inherit BRCA1 mutations are at an increased risk of not only breast and ovarian cancer but a number of other cancers as well. However, the absolute magnitude of the increase in risk of these other cancers is small. The findings appear in the September 18 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.


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Journal Of The National Cancer Institute. "Breast Cancer Gene May Be Associated With Additional Cancers." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 September 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020918064514.htm>.
Journal Of The National Cancer Institute. (2002, September 18). Breast Cancer Gene May Be Associated With Additional Cancers. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020918064514.htm
Journal Of The National Cancer Institute. "Breast Cancer Gene May Be Associated With Additional Cancers." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/09/020918064514.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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