research: new biomarkers that could predict risk of breast cancer

Researchers at Virginia Tech, in collaboration with University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, are working on technology that could detect genetic changes that indicate a predisposition to breast cancer. If successful, new biomarkers could evaluate an individual’s risk for developing breast cancer. The journal Genes, Chromosomes and Cancer will publish the study in an upcoming issue.

Next question: Then what. Will there be a way to alter the genetic changes and effect a prevention against breast cancer. One always wonders whether something like this could start the ripple toward stopping breast cancer before it even begins.

New Technology Pinpoints Genetic Differences Between Cancer and Non-Cancer Patients. In Science Daily 2-26-11

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