VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

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Release date: 8/10/2017

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A gene test informing women how likely they are to develop breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups.

The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk.

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TitleGenetic test for those at high risk of breast cancer: Check could help reduce the number of women needing a mastectomy by a third
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/10/17
DescriptionA genetic test that can more accurately predict how likely a woman is to develop breast cancer could soon be available to high-risk groups.

Researchers believe it could help to reduce the number of women required to undergo a mastectomy by around a third.
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4961254/Gene-test-help-women-high-risk-breast-cancer.html
PersonsDafydd Evans
TitleTest for breast cancer risk could reduce pre-emptive mastectomies
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/17
DescriptionA genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of developing breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups.

Researchers behind the test say it could reduce the number of women choosing pre-emptive mastectomy surgery as they will be able to make more informed decisions about their care.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/08/test-for-breast-cancer-risk-could-reduce-pre-emptive-mastectomies
PersonsDafydd Evans
TitleGene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'
Media name/outletBBC News Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date8/10/17
DescriptionA gene test informing women how likely they are to develop breast cancer could soon be used on high-risk groups.

The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk.
URLwww.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41503013
PersonsDafydd Evans

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