Genetic Researchers Find New, Low-Cost Approach For Ovarian And Breast Cancer Testing

Main Category: Ovarian Cancer
Also Included In: Breast Cancer;  Medical Devices / Diagnostics;  Genetics
Article Date: 29 Sep 2012 – 0:00 PDT

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Genetic Researchers Find New, Low-Cost Approach For Ovarian And Breast Cancer Testing

In a new genetic study, researchers said they may have found a way to cut the cost of genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancers from $3000 to $400.

Three teams of infertility scientists in New York and Austria collaborated to study gene mutations that increase a woman’s likelihood of breast and ovarian cancers. In the process, they made a discovery that could reduce to the cost of breast and ovarian cancer screening, making diagnosis more widely available to women in need.