Screen Women for Cancer-Causing Genetic Mutations

September 8, 2014 10:40 PM

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Screen Women for Cancer-Causing Genetic Mutations

One of this year's five winners of the so-called ‘American Nobels’ in medicine says every woman over the age of 30 needs to be tested for cancer-causing genetic mutations.

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation’s Award for Special Achievement will go to Dr. Mary-Claire King, who correlated mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes with breast and ovarian cancer.

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