Breast cancer in the family

This Nowgen Schools Genomics Programme video is aimed at post-16 students and investigates how genomic research is helping scientists to understand the genetic and environmental factors affecting complex medical conditions, such as breast cancer. At the same time, it explores how individuals and their relatives are affected by the condition, and how they can make choices. Risk of breast cancer is approximately one in ten in northern European populations, making it the most common cancer in women.