By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Iverson Genetic Diagnostics announced a collaboration with Vanderbilt University aimed at molecular diagnostics to assess breast cancer risk in menopausal women.

The test would help physicians assess the risk of breast cancer in women who are considering hormone replacement therapy during menopause.

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