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Discovery of gene mutations may be key vs. ovarian cancer
USA Today

Scientists have found gene mutations that may cause an estimated 10% of ovarian cancers, a finding that could help them develop new treatments and better understand which women are at high risk for the disease. The mutations are found in a “tumor suppressor” gene called ARID1A, which normally helps block cancer growth, says David Huntsman of Canada’s University of British Columbia. He’s co-author of a study published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine, one of two new studies with similar findings.

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