The following article was posted on BreastCancer.org website. You can read this article in its entirety at this web address: http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/abnormal-palb2-gene-increases-risk
A study has found that another gene may be just as important in breast cancer risk as BRCA1 and BRCA2: an abnormal PALB2 gene was found to increase breast cancer risk 5 to 9 times higher than average.
The research was published in the Aug. 7, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read the abstract of “Breast-Cancer Risk in Families with Mutations in PALB2.”