Breakthrough Research Emphasizes Importance of Genetics in Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing Laboratories Inc. Offers DNA Test for Disease Prevention

Online PR News – 25-September-2012 –In a study published by the journal Nature on Sunday, scientists evaluated breast cancer from a genetic perspective and found distinct genetic differences in patients’ tumors. The results of the research point to the fact that analyzing genetics is not only helpful for cancer research, but imperative for prevention. Based on the study, scientists conclude that breast cancer can be broken down into four different subtypes. Scientists hope to develop more efficient preventions and treatments for the disease based on the genomes studied.

Genetic Testing Laboratories Inc. offers a DNA test that highlights possible predispositions to some of the most ubiquitous diseases and conditions -- breast cancer included. The company specializes in DNA tests, covering a multitude of tests including ancestral and paternity testing. As the recent research shows, breast cancer is identifiable through biological details present. Genetic factors undoubtedly influence the onset of breast cancer as well as the treatments necessary to impede the spread of the disease.

Our Genetic Predisposition Test offers a private, convenient way for people to understand and assess their genome. Our test covers 25 genetic predispositions to diseases that plague millions of Americans every year, and will continue to do so unless we take preventative action.

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, people acknowledge the impact the disease has on many families worldwide. Stefan A. Long, Executive Director of GTL continues to stress the importance of taking preventative action:

“Our Genetic Predisposition Test offers a private, convenient way for people to understand and assess their genome. Our test covers 25 genetic predispositions to diseases that plague millions of Americans every year, and will continue to do so unless we take preventative action.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, children with one parent carrying the autosomal dominant genetic predisposition have a 50 percent chance of inheriting a predisposition to breast cancer. Similarly, based on self-reports and independently verified cases, 83 to 97 percent of those diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. Because genetics so strongly contribute to the likelihood of a positive breast cancer diagnosis, it is crucial to take action through education and preventative measures.

“The main goal of our DNA Predisposition Test is to help people make informed decisions based on their genetics. While it’s impossible to control your genes, it’s possible to make changes that keep genetic predispositions at bay,” says Long.

To learn more, visit www.gtldna.com.

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