New breast cancer genes in African women improve risk assessment

The Hindu May 14, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: A study identified 12 breast cancer genes in women of African ancestry, potentially improving risk prediction. Over 40,000 women were analyzed, with one mutation showing a strong link to the disease. Black women face higher breast cancer rates and mortality than white women. New genes, including those associated with triple-negative breast cancer, could enhance risk assessment. Genetic testing is advised for all patients.

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