Dr Kienan Savage
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BRCA1: Hopes for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer may soon be able to avoid the stark choice of preventative surgery after a research breakthrough.

Dr Kienan Savage from Queen's University says researchers understand that there is a link between oestrogen and breast and ovarian cancer.

He says drugs could potentially reduce oestrogen levels and prevent cancer.