New Gene Insights May Explain Ovarian Cancer in Absence of BRCA Mutations

New Gene Insights May Explain Ovarian Cancer in Absence of BRCA Mutations
A gene previously thought to contribute to ovarian cancer by disrupting the well-known BRCA genes, is driving cancer growth independently of the other factors, new research shows. The discovery is important, as it may explain cases of ovarian and breast cancer where the BRCA genes are normal. New understanding of how the gene, called EMSY,

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Magdalena holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and an interdisciplinary PhD merging the fields of psychiatry, immunology and neuropharmacology. Her previous research focused on metabolic and immunologic changes in psychotic disorders. She is now focusing on science writing, allowing her to culture her passion for medical science and human health.

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