Researchers Identify Breast Cancer Biomarker

New research has identified a protein as a potential biomarker for breast cancers with poor prognosis. In a study in the October issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology, researchers found that a protein named p66ShcA is highly enriched in breast cancers that have undergone metastasis. “We showed that elevated p66ShcA expression levels are strongly associated […]

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Third Gene as Indicator for Breast Cancer

Mutations in a gene called PALB2 raise the risk of breast cancer in women by almost as much as mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, the infamous genes implicated in most inherited cases of the disease, a team of researchers reported Wednesday. Previous data had indicated that mutations in PALB2 were linked to breast cancer, and many genetic […]

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