TUESDAY, January 19, 2016 (TIME) — Researchers have identified a gene mutation that can increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.
In a new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers found that mutations in a gene called BRIP1 raised a woman’s chance of getting ovarian cancer in her lifetime to approximately 5%. That’s nearly three times greater than the 1.8% chance women generally have of developing the cancer, making the new findings significant.
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