Assessing an Asian breast cancer patient's risk of having the BRCA gene

Prof Teo and Prof Nur Aishah have a look at the results of a genetic test in this filepic. The development of ARiCa helps predict more accurately which Asian breast cancer patients are likely to have a faulty BRCA gene.

When it comes to breast cancer, data shows that one in 25 patients inherit a faulty BRCA (BReast CAncer) gene.

However, breast cancer patients are usually only offered a genetic test if they are diagnosed at a young age or have close relatives with breast or ovarian cancer.

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