Breast Cancer Study Helps Researchers Better Understand the Disease

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Breast Cancer Study Helps Researchers Better Understand the Disease

In fact, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in 2017.

It means that for one in five women their genes mean they have nearly a third higher chance of contracting the disease. Now, we have access to more accurate mammograms, such as the Genius 3D Mammography exam, that detects more invasive cancers, reduces false positives and is clinically proven as superior for women of all ages - even those with dense breasts compared to traditional 2D mammography. Various studies suggest that a moderately active lifestyle with at least 30 minutes of exercising five days a week and a balanced diet can go a long way in protecting women from the risk of breast cancer.

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Of the variants uncovered by the team and reported in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics, 65 are common variants that predispose to breast cancer and a further seven predispose specifically to oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer - the subset of cases that do not respond to hormonal therapies, such as the drug tamoxifen.

"If you could stop that (cancer) from ever happening to you that would change my quality of life and it would have meant I could have had a second child". We are thrilled to run the same campaign again in 2017 - purchasing a new or used vehicle from any Brown's store during the entire month of October will help Brown's donate a portion of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen affiliates and the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

"There are many different types of breast cancer and all of those have different reasons why they develop".

"We may be able to develop palatable, safe, non-toxic methods for reducing breast cancer risk, particularly women who are at a high genetic risk", she said.

"We get grant funding through pharmaceutical companies and donations like the New Brunswick Fire Department", said Dorothy Reed, president and co-founder of the Sisters Network "It's hard economic times for everyone so when somebody just gives you a donation it's really a blessing".

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breast cancer is caused by complex interactions between a large number of genetic variants and our environment.

United States co-author Professor Peter Kraft, from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, said the findings revealed a wealth of new information about the genetic mechanisms underlying the disease.

'These gene changes now have the potential to be incorporated into existing models to more accurately predict an individual's risk, and to improve both prevention and early detection of the disease.

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