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Male cancers influenced by breast cancer gene

One of the genes that increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, has been found to also increase the risk of developing pancreatic, prostate, bone and pharyngeal (throat) cancer. Researchers identified that men with the BRCA2 gene were twice as likely to develop prostate cancer.

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Date: 4 September 2005

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