New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk

August 7, 2014 12:32 AM

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New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk

A newly discovered gene mutation significantly raises a woman's risk of breast cancer and may be considered the third such inherited gene flaw known to science, researchers said Wednesday.

Women with mutations in the PALB2 gene face a one in three chance of getting breast cancer by age 70, said the findings in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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