New Study Finds Mutations in PALB2 Gene Increase Risk of Breast Cancer in Women

A recent study conducted at the University of Cambridge found mutations in a third gene (PALB2) may raise the risk of the breast cancer in women almost as much as mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study found a woman with a PALB2 mutation has a 35 percent chance of developing cancer by age 70.

Previoualy, data had suggested a link between a PALB2 mutation and the likelihood of breast cancer, but the odds were not clear.

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