New Mutation Found In Breast Cancer

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Some of the genetic causes of breast cancer just became clearer.

Researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces they discovered 72 previously-unknown gene mutations that can lead to the development of breast cancer.

Two studies describing the work were published Monday in the journals nature and nature genetics.

The new discoveries add to previous research that brings the total number of known genetic patterns associated with breast cancer to nearly 180.