Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 3rd, 2005
Published in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), the study entitled "Association of the NuMA region on chromosome 11q13 with breast cancer susceptibility" reports that individuals with a coding variation in the NuMA gene have more than a 2-fold higher risk of developing breast cancer than those without it. This risk is increased to more than 4-fold for cases with a family history of cancer.
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