Sunday, 27 October 2013

New cancer risk gene found

A new breast cancer risk gene has been discovered, and it explains early-onset breast cancer in some families who have suffered from the disease on multiple occasions. Known as RINT1, mutations in this gene were shown to increase the risk of many other cancers too, and it's hoped that this discovery will help more women learn which of their family members are at high risk of developing cancer.

Read more: via science alert