Researchers find gene mutations associated with aggressive form of breast cancer

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered five genetic mutations linked to a high risk of triple-negative breast cancer, which should help doctors treat the aggressive form of cancer.

Their study was published Monday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The researchers looked at the genetic panels of nearly 11,000 patients who had been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, and found five genetic mutations — BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, and RAD51D — were...

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