Monday, 26 November 2012

Genetic link to male breast cancer

Genetic link to male breast cancer. The lancet oncology, Dec. 2012, Vol. 13(11), p.e465.

Burki, T.K.

Changes in RAD51B can increase the risk of men developing breast cancer by 50%, according to the results of a new study. Changes elsewhere on the gene have previously been reported to increase the risk of female breast cancer, but this is the first time that this particular single nucleotide polymorphism, occurring in 15% of the population, has been highlighted.