New genes discovered that may increase risk for triple-negative breast cancer

iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. RYAN GUINNESS

A research team from the Mayo Clinic has identified specific genes that go with an increased risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

While breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, not all breast cancers are the same. There are different types of breast cancer, which are determined by the specific cells in the breast that are affected, according to the American Cancer Society.

“Triple-negative breast cancer accounts for 15 percent of breast cancer in the Caucasian population and 35 …read more