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The utility of genetics in inherited cancer

Rosalie Schultz
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (7): 388-389. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.00187
Published online: 21 April 2014

To the Editor: In their perspective article, Winship and Tucker highlight the possibility of preventing genetic breast cancer, a triumph of modern medicine.1 However less than 5% of breast cancer is caused by genetic mutation.2 The vast majority of breast cancers are not genetic.

  • Rosalie Schultz

  • Regional Health Services Division, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Alice Springs, NT.


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