NEW YORK (GenomeWeb news) – Scripps Genomic Medicine will work with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to conduct genomic studies of women for known variants of breast cancer in order to correlate the presence of variants with diagnosis of the disease, Scripps Genomic Medicine said.

The PINK study, which is funded by the Scripps Research Institute, aims to enroll 3,500 women who are receiving screenings at the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center who have had at least five years of breast imaging records available, and who will undergo a DNA analysis.

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