Navigation Links
Predictable genes

A team of UK scientists has found six genes which may play a role in breast cancer development. They hope that eventually, doctors will be able to gauge an individual woman's risk of developing cancer by looking closely at her genetic makeup.Only a small proportion of breast cancer cases are currently thought to be caused by inherited genetic factors.

Two genes have already been firmly linked with some cases of inherited breast cancer, but researchers are sure that there must be many more.//The team at Cambridge University's Department of Oncology now believes it has identified mutations in six other genes which have a link to breast cancer risk.

Professor Bruce Ponder, who leads the team, told the ECCO cancer conference in Lisbon on Wednesday that gene screening may eventually prove more reliable than using other established risk factors as a guide.Known risk factors include age, age of first period and menopause, high-fat diet, and high alcohol consumption.

He said: "The number and type of genes that account for the remainder of familial breast cancer is not clear. "It is, however, plausible, that at least some of this genetic predisposition is attributable to the effects of multiple, common, but individually weak genes." Every woman, he said, might be able to have her own "genetic profile" which would closely predict her risk of breast cancer.

He added: "Established risk factors are very important, but they are not good discriminants of risk for the individual."It's been shown that if you take a series of 10,000 women and evaluate them according to these factors, you can predict fairly accurately how many of them will get breast cancer.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cirrhosis linked to genes
2. Altering genes through calories
3. Endometriosis coalesced with genes
4. Birth weight may be influenced by genes
5. New breast cancer genes discovered
6. Altitude sickness connected to genes
7. Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA
8. Multiple organ disease cured by genes
9. Function of genes in heart failure
10. Discovering cholesterol-absorbing genes
11. Colon cancer risk linked to genes causing Hemochromatosis
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... Newly reviewed ... His grandfather graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1935. His ... for the Isola family being in dentistry as well as their commitment and passion ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ”Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting ... on December 1, 2015, to coincide with World AIDS Day. The multi-media project will ... covered the AIDS epidemic as he was dying of the disease. , A collaborative ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The American Society for Clinical ... of World AIDS Day 2015. On Nov. 30, ASCP shared its “Give a minute. ... World AIDS Day and the importance of getting tested for HIV. , ASCP has ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... last 15 years, announced today that Michigan-based Family Health Center (FHC) has selected ... over 45 years, FHC was awarded the largest Affordable Care Act grant for ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Medicalis, a leading ... Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, being held November 29 – December ... Throughout 2015, the company has completed installations for Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015 ... global biopharmaceutical leader dedicated to delivering transformative ... underserved medical conditions, today announced the launch ... (Recombinant), PEGylated], an extended circulating half-life recombinant ... based on full-length ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)]. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 30, 2015 (HK$,000)For the Six Months Ended 30 September 2015 2014RestatedChange%Turnover 545,575 ... , 421,979 , 384,242 , ... 34,719 , (18.3) Medical Insurance Administration Service ... 16.1 Medical Devices and Accessories Sales , 89,645 ... Herbal Medicines Sales , 2,822 , 2,917 ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... India , November 30, 2015 ... market research report "Dental Lasers Market by Product (Soft Tissue, ... Periodontitis), End User (Hospitals, Clinics), and Geography - Global Forecast ... 224.7 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.2% during ... Browse 140 market data Tables and 62 Figures spread through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: