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Breast Cancer Gene Increases Risk Of Several Cancers In Men

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September 6, 2005
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A genetic mutation implicated in an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers also significantly increases the risk of pancreatic and prostate cancers in men, finds research in the Journal of Medical Genetics. The mutation in the BRAC2 gene may also increase the risk of bone and throat cancers, the data suggest.

A genetic mutation implicated in an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers also significantly increases the risk of pancreatic and prostate cancers in men, finds research in the Journal of Medical Genetics.


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