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Familial risk assessment – breast and ovarian cancer (fra-boc) is an on-line tool for health professionals, gps and nurses to estimate the risk of developing breast. Scientists discover a mechanism of drug resistance in breast and ovarian cancer date: july 18, 2018 source: rockefeller university summary: a new study helps explain. There’s a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer in a small percentage of women who are diagnosed with either type of cancer.
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