New study shows 350 DNA errors that increase risk of breast cancer

A new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge has identified 352 genetic mutations that increase an individual’s risk of developing breast cancer.

The study published in _Nature Genetics, _believe that these mutations may impact as many as 190 genes.

To get more on this study, Nickolaus Bauer speaks to Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) health specialist professor Micahel Herbst.

New scientific evidence that comes up every day emphasises that more and more that it is really the mutation of genes and it depends on which genes that mutated that cause the different types of cancer.

Professor Michael Herbst, Health specialist - Cansa

Women must really use every opportunity to go for a mammogram.

Professor Michael Herbst, Health specialist - Cansa

Listen to the full interview below...


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