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Study identifies genetic variants for endometrial cancer

Written by Heather Jones, Future Science Group

Researchers based at The University of Manchester and University of Cambridge (both UK) have carried out a systematic review of 149 scientific studies to identify 24 genetic variants that predispose women to endometrial cancer. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Genetics, could aid the development of targeted screening and prevention strategies for women at greatest risk of the disease. The most comprehensive critical review of its kind, this research is significant in the study of endometrial cancer, the sixth most commonly occurring cancer in women and the 15th most common cancer overall, with each year bringing approximately 8,600...

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