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Missing Gene Associated with One-Fourth of All Breast Cancer Cases

According to an article in ScienceDaily, the NF1 gene is missing in over 25% of all breast cancer cases.  This finding, published in the journal Genetics, has tremendous implications when it comes to identifying and treating this disease.  The presence or absence of NF1 can potentially help doctors tailor treatment plans using drugs known to improve outcomes while avoiding those that can actually make the cancer worse.  Read the full ScienceDaily article “Missing Gene May Drive More than One in Four Breast Cancers” here.