• By Dana Sparks

New DNA Sequences Will Help Reveal Causes of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

March 20, 2013

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, with an average risk of developing the disease of 10 percent, and ovarian cancer, the most common cause of death from gynecological cancers in the U.S. The findings, which appear in three studies in the journals PLOS Genetics and Nature Genetics, will help reveal the underlying causes of these diseases and help researchers build better risk models to support new prevention strategies.

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