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July 1, 1998
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A new study found that the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations that lead to a hereditary predisposition for breast cancer are also associated with a 10-fold increase in the possibility of getting ovarian cancer. The study, underwritten by the genetic testing company Myriad, was published in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The mutations are found more often among Ashkenazi Jews than in the rest of the population.

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