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Genetics and Cancer Risk Factors

by Sheela Philomena on April 6, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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 Genetics and Cancer Risk Factors

As the number of cancer patients increase day by day, researchers are increasing their knowledge on the known risk factors for cancer both environmentally and genetically.

At the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, which will be held here April 2-6, AACR President-elect Judy Garber, M.D., director of the center for cancer genetics and prevention at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will host a press conference on cancer risk factors and genetics that will feature the following research:

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- BRCA2 Mutations Associated with Improved Survival for Ovarian Cancer
- AIDS Associated With an Increased Risk of Some Stomach, Esophageal Cancers
- Bad Mix: Heavy Beer Drinking and a Gene Variant Increases Gastric Cancer Risk
- Study Confirms Genetic Differences in Breast Tissue Among Races

Source: Newswise
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