Mapping Breast Cancer Genes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The discovery of the BRCA gene mutations that cause breast cancer risk has opened the door to genetic-based prevention and treatment strategies. Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade is at the University of Chicago.
Olopade: When we started in 1997, we had no idea that in fact within a short period of time we would actually find genes, and those genes can be tested in individuals.
Narrator: Discovering those genes has allowed doctors to personalize therapy.
Olopade: Now we’re not talking about one size fits all... That we’re talking about personalizing treatment for breast cancer patients.
Narrator: For details, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and human Services.
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