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Possible breakthrough in identifying ovarian cancer risk

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(KWWL) -- Researchers at Yale University have identified genetic markers for ovarian cancer, one of the toughest forms of the disease to catch early.

The experts studied the genes of ovarian cancer patients and found one in four had a specific gene mutation called KRAS. Only six percent of the general population have this variant.

The gene was even more prevalent among women with a family history of the disease.

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