Celebrity influence on breast cancer screening

20 julio 2015

Angelina Jolie received widespread media attention in 2013 when she told the public that she’d tested positive for BRCA1, a gene associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and subsequently had a double mastectomy. Now research shows that this publicity did influence some women’s intentions to seek out similar genetic testing.img src=»http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/~4/X0fIQWOEqdM» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/