Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women
- Posted: July 24, 2014
A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The research, led by Vanderbilt University investigators, was published online July 20 in Nature Genetics.
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