Calif. Researchers Identify Gene That Indicates Breast Cancer Risk in Women
A study by researchers at the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte has found that a certain gene -- called PALB2 -- is a greater indicator for breast cancer risk than the more-commonly known BRCA genes. According to the study, the gene has been linked to a 14% chance of breast cancer in women by the age of 50 and a 35% chance by the age of 70.
- "Study Ties New Gene to Major Breast Cancer Risk" (Marchione, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 8/7).