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2009-01-10 13:46:33

Genetic tests that can detect a person's increased risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer are being offered in England, officials said. The Times of London reported Saturday that the genetic screenings are being offered for the first time to individuals without family histories of the diseases. The program, run by the University College London, paves the way for a new approach to preventative medicine and embryo screening by parents. News of the program came as Paul Serhal, medical...

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2008-11-17 13:33:23

A Canadian researcher has found that women with a family history of breast cancer can be at higher risk of the disease even if they are free of the most common breast cancer gene mutations.

2008-10-16 03:00:19

"Pre-vivors" -- women who have both breasts removed to avoid the possibility of getting breast cancer -- are on the rise, a U.S. surgeon says.

2008-09-19 12:00:10

AN "exciting" new test for hereditary breast cancer which costs as little as pounds 10 per patient could be available by next year, according to a leading cancer expert.

2008-09-17 16:51:10

An "exciting" test for hereditary breast cancer which costs as little as pounds 10 could be available by next year, according to a leading cancer expert Women being tested for cancer-causing mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 must undergo expensive full genetic sequencing, which can take up to 18 weeks.

2008-09-17 09:00:14

By CLAIRE HARRISON A woman who underwent a voluntary double mastectomy after losing her mother and sister to breast cancer today hailed news of a quicker and cheaper test for hereditary forms of the disease as "fantastic".

2006-06-26 18:24:30

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - X-rays may greatly raise the risk of breast cancer in women who are genetically susceptible to the disease, researchers reported on Monday.

2006-06-26 18:20:00

X-rays may greatly raise the risk of breast cancer in women who are genetically susceptible to the disease, researchers reported on Monday.

2006-06-19 19:26:24

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found another breast cancer gene that can greatly raise the risk of the disease in women of European heritage, according to a report published on Monday.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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