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Ovarian cancer risk linked to flawed gene

3rd August 2009

UK scientists have said they have identified flawed genes which can raise a woman's danger of developing ovarian cancer by 40%.

6,800 cases of the disease are diagnosed annually in the UK. Dr Simon Gayther from UCL, who worked on the study, said: "There is now a genuine hope that as we find more genetic variants, we can start to identify the women at greatest risk and this could help doctors to diagnose the disease earlier when treatment has a better chance of being successful."

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Article Information

Title: Ovarian cancer risk linked to flawed gene
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 12370
Date Added: 3rd Aug 2009

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