Gene Breakthrough is ‘like finding gold in Trafalgar Square’.
A tremendous piece of research came out of the Breakthrough Research Centre on Tuesday 3rd May – this is the Centre that Too Many Women is raising money for.
Scientists at the Centre have found three new genes which could be involved in how hormonal breast cancer develops and spreads. More work needs to be done but this finding could lead to new treatments for this type of the disease.
Hormonal breast cancer is the most common form of the disease, accounting for four out of five case, with about 37,000 UK women diagnosed each year.
Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2011, p10
The discovery of three new genes linked to the most common breast cancer has been described by researchers as ‘finding gold’. One gene in particular appears to drive the growth of tumours. The discovery could pave the way for new methods of diagnosing and treating hormonal breast cancer, which currently causes around 36,000 cases a year in Britain.