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        Genetic Therapy and Breast Tumors

        Research by Dennis Slamon led to his discovery of the relationship between oncogenes and breast tumors and the possibility of using genetically engineered antibodies to treat cancer. For women who have a strong family history of breast cancer, genetic testing can provide an important early risk assessment. From the Secret of Life school video, On the Brink: Portraits of Modern Science.

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