18 Jan 2018

80,000 cases of cancer in woman ‘preventable’ if gene mutation screenings were offered

Science Editor

New research suggests that more than 80,000 cases of cancer could be prevented if ALL woman over the age of 30 were offered screening for gene mutations.

Woman carrying the ‘Braca’ gene are much more likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer. Researchers in London have found that screening the entire population for the gene could also be more cost-effective, as our Science Editor Tom Clarke reports.