Published in Cancer Weekly, February 3rd, 1997
The program is part of a study led by breast cancer specialists Laura Esserman, M.D., and Debu Tripathy, M.D., and is one of the first in the Bay Area to offer extensive patient counseling and testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are linked to inherited breast and ovarian cancer.
Breast cancer has become a leading cause of death among American women 40-55 years of age. Although the cause of breast cancer is still unknown, genetic factors contribute to...
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