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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team has developed a new set of polygenic risk scores (PRS) for estimating women's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, including estrogen receptor-positive or ER-negative forms of the disease.

By bringing together array-based genotyping data for nearly 94,100 breast cancer cases and more than 75,000 controls enrolled through dozens of Breast Cancer Association Consortium studies, the researchers came up with several potential PRS focused on overall breast cancer risk or the risk of developing specific breast cancer subtypes.

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