When both members of a couple carry the A-T mutated (ATM) gene, their children have a one in four chance of having the disease.
Efforts to develop a treatment for A-T and to learn more about how cancer develops will also benefit from the gene discovery, scientists say.
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Francisco's aunt, Cory Wood, had been saving aluminum cans to raise money for the A-T Children's Project, and now has gone a step further, organizing a walk Saturday to benefit the charity.
For a $15 donation, participants will be provided an A-T Walk for a Cure '98 T-shirt and food.
Women who underwent diagnostic medical procedures that involved low doses of X-rays -- such as mammograms, chest X-rays and gastrointestinal imaging -- more than five years earlier than the study's beginning faced six times the risk of breast cancer seen in other potential female carriers of the A-T gene.
Swift says his team's results show that medical X-rays boost the susceptibility to cancer of all carriers of the A-T gene.
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A consortium of doctors announced in June that its members not only had isolated the A-T gene, but gained new insight on hereditary cancer.
When children like Rebecca inherit the defective gene from both parents, they have a one-in-four chance of developing A-T (the Smiths' other child, Matthew, 13, doesn't have the disease).