Mayo Clinic Researcher On Factors to Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

Mayo Clinic researcher Fergus Couch, Ph.D, discusses a study show that combined 77 common genetic variants into a single risk factor that can be used to improve the identification of women with an elevated risk of breast cancer. This factor, known as a polygenic risk score, was built from the genetic data of more than 67,000 women. The results of the research are published April 2, 2015, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI).

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