breast cancer

SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Variant Associated with Breast Density

February 16, 2011
Mammography is a common imaging method used to screen for breast cancer, the second most common cancer in women. The result of a mammogram is a simple black and white...
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Confusion Over Utility of Common Genetic Variations in Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

March 19, 2010
A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) this week, entitled “Performance of Common Genetic Variants in Breast-Cancer Risk Models,” has led several media outlets to declare...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Link Common Genetic Variations To Those Changes A Woman’s Body Goes Through

May 18, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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BRCA1/2 Mutations May Decrease Lifespan Even In The Absence of Cancer

March 13, 2009
BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutations account for most (though not all) cases of inherited breast cancer in women. These mutations are also associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer....
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SNPwatch: Variation in DNA Repair Genes May Increase Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

January 15, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Study of Breast Cancer among Latinas Shows Importance of Ancestry in Disease

December 01, 2008
People sometimes think of ancestry as the “fun” part of the 23andMe Personal Genome Serviceâ„¢, an intriguing glimpse at the past that is completely unrelated to our more serious Health...
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