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05/23/2019

A Rare Genetic Mutation Leads to Cancer. The Fix May Already Be in the Drugstore.

External Link - Source: The New York Times

When Kelley Oliver Douglass got breast cancer, a genetic counselor posed an odd question: Do you and your children have trouble finding hats that fit?

They did, and that gave the counselor a clue to the source of the cancer: a mutation in a gene called Pten.

Now, researchers have stumbled on a way to counter it — and the treatment may be as close as the local drugstore.

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