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New Breast Cancer Genetic Markers Discovered

The Breast Cancer Network Australia states that “approximately 17,730 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, an average of 48 people every day.” With breast cancer being such a prominent health issue new research to explain it is always welcomed.  The Queensland Institute of Medical Research has discovered 72 genetic markers linked to breast cancer. Due to these findings we could see a test in five years that can determine which women have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. So what are these markers and what would this test involve? We spoke to Professor Georgia Chenevix-Trench from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

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