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Gene Variants Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Testing could lead to hormone therapy for susceptible women

(Newser) - Scientists have identified versions of a gene that confer a 50% greater chance of developing estrogen-responsive tumors, Bloomberg reports. The study, published in Nature Genetics, found two common gene variants on chromosome 5 that correlated with higher incidences of the types of cancer that respond to estrogen levels. Genetic testing... More »

ESTROGEN THERAPY GETS A REPRIEVE

5-year-old study linking to heart risks was misinterpreted, researchers now say

(Newser) - Estrogen replacement therapy was wrongly villified five years ago, when researchers told millions of post-menopausal women to stop taking it because it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a reanalysis of the same data shows. It was a false alarm, the Los Angeles Times reports. In fact, the... More »

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