November 3rd, 2011

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

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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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