Genetic Basis for Aggressive Breast Cancer in Women of African Ancestry Identified

Posted on November 3rd, 2011 by

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, together with other scientists, have identified the location of a genetic risk factor for a type of breast cancer that disproportionately affects women of African descent and carries a worse prognosis than other forms of the disease. Christopher Haiman, associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School, served as co-principal investigator for the study, which appeared online in Nature Genetics. Fergus Couch, professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the Mayo Clinic, served as co-principal investigator.

HealthCanal, Robin Heffler, 11/3/11

Tags: Breast Cancer

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