NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A new Nature Genetics study is pointing to a trio of loci that appear to be linked to breast cancer risk in individuals of East Asian ancestry.

Through a three-stage, genome-wide association study involving tens of thousands of East Asian women with or without breast cancer, a Vanderbilt University-led team tracked down apparent breast cancer risk loci on chromosomes 1, 5, and 15. A fourth site on chromosome 18 showed more tenuous ties to the disease.

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