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12 new genes linked to ovarian cancer identified

There were 7,378 new cases of ovarian cancer in the UK in 2014.

By: Sarwar Alam

Scientists have identified 12 new genetic variants that increase risk of developing ovarian cancer, after analysing the DNA of almost 100,000 people. The analysis, that included data from 17,000 patients with the most common type of ovarian cancer, also confirmed the association of 18 of the previously published variants. According to Cancer Research UK, there were 7,378 new cases of ovarian cancer in the UK in 2014. Around nine out of ten of these cases was epithelial ovarian cancer. The peak rate of cases is among women aged 75-79 years old. “We know that a womans genetic make-up accounts for…

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