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Men with the ‘Angelina Jolie gene’ have reason to pout about cancer risk

A study has found men with the faulty gene have a significantly higher risk of prostate cancer

Henry Bodkin

Men with the so-called “Angelina Jolie gene” are at double the risk of developing prostate cancer, a study has found, as scientists call for them to be screened.

The BRCA2 gene fault is usually associated with breast and ovarian cancer in women – with those who carry it having a 50% to 85% risk of developing breast cancer by age 70.

Now a large study has now found men with the faulty gene have a significantly higher risk of prostate cancer and their tumours tend to be more aggressive than people without the fault...

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