Cancer risk test five years away

GPs could be routinely testing patients for genetic risk of cancer within five years following a landmark study by Cambridge scientists.

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Routine test for risk of common cancers is close

Scientists in Cambridge say they could be only five years away from delivering a routine test that tells us how likely we are to get common cancers.

It follows their discovery of more genetic causes of the disease.

And they hope that by understanding the causes of cancer better, they may get closer to discovering cures, as Elodie Harper reports.

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