Gene linked to breast cancer found

October 5, 2009 1:55:20 PM PDT
Scientists have made their most important breast cancer discovery since the 1970's.

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have pinpointed the gene linked to more than half of all breast cancers.

The gene NRG1 normally acts like a brake, preventing cancer cells from growing. But if the gene is damaged, the brakes are off, allowing cancer cells to grow into a tumor.

The hope is this discovery will help experts target therapies for specific cancers.

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