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Women With ‘Angelina Jolie Gene’ Could Be Monitored for Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Women with the "Angelina Jolie gene" could be closely monitored for their breast cancer risk and potentially avoid drastic surgery, research suggests.

The study found that women with the inherited faulty BRCA1 gene may be able to take the drug mifepristone to slow down the turnover in the cells that put them at risk of triple negative breast cancer.