Breast cancer triggers discovered

Two cancer-spurring gene rearrangements have been discovered by researchers at the University of Michigan.

These genetic recombinations may trigger 5 to 7% of all breast cancers.

Researchers looked at the genetic sequencing of 89 breast cancer cell lines and tumours, and found patterns in the MAST kinase and Notch family genes.

Researchers say that the findings give them targets for potential therapies. The study is published in Nature Medicine.

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