Genetic screening for cancer ‘within five years’

| | March 28, 2013
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A major research drive involving more than 1,000 experts has revealed more than 80 genes which help determine from birth whether or not someone will develop cancer during their life.

Screening patients for genetic variants linked to cancer could help doctors predict more accurately whether they are at high risk of the disease, and in some cases begin treatment to prevent it ever developing.

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