Study finds 12 genetic variants that raise the risk of ovari
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Ovarian cancer is a common form of cancer and a leading cause of cancer death among women. The genes we inherit affect our chances of developing ovarian cancer, and a new genomic study identifies 12 genetic variants associated with the risk.

Early detection of ovarian cancer is crucial in improving the patients' survival rate. If the cancer is diagnosed in the early stages - that is, before it has spread beyond the ovaries - the survival rate is estimated at 92 percent. However, according to the American Cancer Society, only 15 percent of ovarian cancers are diagnosed this early.

New research by an international team of scientists from the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Australia identifies 12 genetic variations that raise the likelihood of epithelial ovarian cancer. The results of the new genomic study were published in the journal Nature Genetics.

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