We are ever mindful of the impact this news will have on anxious women and have always painstakingly spelt out that this gene is responsible for only a tiny percentage of breast cancers - so we are not interested in hype.
However, these sorts of discoveries cost money and it is entirely appropriate that we should tell the public when their money has made advances possible. Without them, none of our work - and that's a third of all the cancer research carried out in the UK - could happen.
Deputy Head of Public Relations, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
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