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Barbara Weber

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Barbara Weber is Director of the Breast Cancer Program at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Barbara Weber based her gene-mapping work on studies of families with a high incidence of breast cancer. Dr. Weber was startled to realize that her study had yielded crucial information about whether her patient Vicky's sister Denise was at high risk for developing the disease.
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breast cancer program,incidence of breast cancer,abramson cancer center,barbara weber,breast cancer,sister denise,mapping work,gene mapping,university of pennsylvania,high risk
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