Genetic test could give women a more accurate breast cancer risk

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New research led by Professor Gareth Evans, Consultant in Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology at Saint Mary’s Hospital, has published findings in the JAMA Oncology Journal on the effectiveness of a genetic test; SNP18, as a more accurate predictor of breast cancer.

Researchers found that when the SNP18 genetic test, combined with mammograms and risk assessment questionnaire, provides a more accurate risk analysis and can accurately identify women who may benefit most from preventive therapy of additional screening.

Read more about the genetic test on the Trust’s Research & Innovation website.