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Scientists ID 5 gene variants linked to ovarian cancer
USA Today

New genetic variants linked to ovarian cancer risk have been identified by an international consortium of scientists. The researchers analyzed the DNA of more than 10,000 women with ovarian cancer and more than 13,000 women without the disease. They found five genetic variants in regions of the genome (chromosomes 2, 3, 8, 17 and 19) associated with ovarian cancer risk.

Four out of five of these variants were more common in women who had serous ovarian cancer, the most common and aggressive form of the disease.