Genetic Variant that Increases the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Korean Population Discovered

■ Medicine / Genetic Variant that Increases the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Korean Population Discovered Yonsei researchers have identified a novel Korean-specific mutation that is expected to contribute in detecting and preventing relevant cancers. A genetic cancer clinic research team, including Professor Ji Soo Park from the Cancer Prevention Center at the Yonsei Cancer Center and Professor Seung Tae Lee from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Severance Hospital, has discovered that the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer increases in Koreans with c.5339T>C p.Leu1780Pro variant (hereinafter referred to as L1780P variant). BRCA1 , 2 genetic mutation is a major … Continue reading Genetic Variant that Increases the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Korean Population DiscoveredRead More →