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    Breast cancer gene discovery 'most important for 20 years'

    Breast cancer gene discovery 'most important for 20 years' - Telegraph

    Scientists have found a faulty gene linked to half of all breast cancers which experts have hailed as the most important discovery in the disease since the 1970s. The finding will help researchers understand how cancer develops and may in future lead to new treatments, they said.
    Everyone is born with the gene, called NRG1, but in some people it gets damaged during their lifetime and this can lead to cancer developing, it has been found.
    "We have got strong evidence that the gene is implicated in breast cancer but we have no reason to think it's not the same for other cancers, including prostate and colon cancer."
    Seems to me to be a huge step forward in the medical field. Granted, we only know the source and not the solution, but I congratulate the team that made this discovery!

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    Re: Breast cancer gene discovery 'most important for 20 years'

    Always good, though we should be investing just as much effort towards testicular cancer as well.
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    Re: Breast cancer gene discovery 'most important for 20 years'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Always good, though we should be investing just as much effort towards testicular cancer as well.
    Agreed! The article does imply that this may apply to other types of cancer as well, so I prefer to be hopeful!

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