A Quebec research team played a key role in an international study led by the University of Toronto and Pomeranian Medical University in Poland that identified a new breast cancer gene.
The study, which was published online today in Nature Genetics
, describes how mutations in a gene called RECQL
are strongly linked to the onset of breast cancer in two populations of Polish and French-Canadian women. This discovery could have future implications in preventing the development of breast cancer in some families. To read more