New genetic modelling improves screening for breast cancer

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Published: 11 Mar 2009
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Dr Kathie Dalessandri - Physician Scientist at the University of California, San Francisco
A new genetic model based on 22 single nucleotide polymorphisms may improve the ability to predict risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers found that in a high-risk population from Marin County, California, this model improved diagnostic accuracy by 51 percent compared to classic risk factors alone. Speaking at the 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.