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Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing
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Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing

Previous studies have shown that mutations (change in the structure) in the Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes in men can increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers

Women in Science: What Sonam Mehrotra's studies on DNA replication and damage mean for cancer research
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Women in Science: What Sonam Mehrotra's studies on DNA replication and damage mean for cancer research

This week, in our #WomenInScience series, we're profiling the work of ACTREC's cancer biologist Sonam Mehrotra

New gene mutation increases breast cancer risk, shows study
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New gene mutation increases breast cancer risk, shows study

Women with mutations in a gene called PALB2 have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by age 70, according to research.

'In India, even cancer patients don't want to undergo mastectomy'
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'In India, even cancer patients don't want to undergo mastectomy'

In India, mastectomy is a big stigma. So much so, even patients who are diagnosed with cancer don’t want to opt for it. They accept it with great difficulty, say doctors.