Breast Cancer Study Helps Researchers Better Understand the Disease

Breast Cancer Study Helps Researchers Better Understand the Disease

Ronald Pratt
October 25, 2017

About half of the women that inherit either mutation will develop breast cancer by age 70. It should also help to identify more effectively the women with a high risk of suffering from such a cancer, but also to reduce the screening to be unnecessary and over-diagnosis.

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Each of them increased slightly (from 5 to 20 %) risk of getting cancer of the breast, however, a woman can be a carrier of several of these variations. Brown Automotive Group's goal is to promote education and awareness within the dealerships in conjunction with funding research efforts to accelerate a cure for breast cancer patients and their families.

Other genetic variants linked to breast cancer are much less potent on their own, but their effects add up. Another prospective study has shown the greatest reduction in breast cancer risk for women who reported walking/hiking for 10 hours per week.

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The combined effect of these variants is likely to be "considerable" said the researchers. "A better understanding of the biological basis of oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer may lead to more effective preventive interventions and treatments".

Lifestyle changes such as diet, body weight, exercise and alcohol consumption are some of the modifiable risk factors for this disease. However, we have developed a mathematical algorithm that incorporates the effect of each of the variations worn by a woman and which calculates from this the probability of her developing breast cancer, " says Simard, who sees in this new tool a way to identify women without a family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer, but who are at high risk of suffering from such a cancer.

'These women may benefit from more intensive screening, starting at a younger age, or using more sensitive screening techniques, allowing early detection and prevention of the disease'.

Another seven genetic variants predisposed women specifically to oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, which often had a poorer prognosis because it did not respond to standard drugs such as Tamoxifen.