Published in Cancer Weekly, November 18th, 2003
Each gene has forms that increase or decrease the risk for developing breast tumors. The company's data indicate common combinations of its proprietary breast cancer markers increase the average risk of developing breast cancer by a factor of two, present in approximately 11% of the female population.
Certain rare combinations are estimated to increase the disease risk by up to a factor of five. The protective forms of the genes are present in approximately 13% of the female population and are associated with a fivefold decreased risk of...
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