Japan offers genetic cancer screening for women

08/21/2007 | Asahi Shimbun (Japan), The

Japan has begun offering genetic testing used in the U.S. to women in the country to determine if they have a predisposition to developing breast or ovary cancer. The test looks for mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that predict a heightened risk and was tested on Japanese women before it was adopted.

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