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BRCA1 is a gene on chromosome 17 that normally helps to suppress cell growth. A person who inherits certain mutations (changes) in a BRCA1 gene has a higher risk of getting breast, ovarian, prostate, and other types of cancer.
Women with BRCA1 gene mutation at increased risk of aggressive uterine cancer

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation at increased risk of aggressive uterine cancer

Denosumab drug that inhibits RANKL gene can prevent genetic breast cancer

Denosumab drug that inhibits RANKL gene can prevent genetic breast cancer

Research describes how gene BRCA1 plays vital role in DNA repair

Research describes how gene BRCA1 plays vital role in DNA repair

Auranofin drug could improve prognosis for ovarian cancer patients exhibiting BRCA1 deficiency

Auranofin drug could improve prognosis for ovarian cancer patients exhibiting BRCA1 deficiency

Low levels of BRCA1 protein in the brain linked to dementia

Low levels of BRCA1 protein in the brain linked to dementia

Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of developing hormone-receptor negative breast cancer

Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of developing hormone-receptor negative breast cancer

Scientists develop new molecular toolkit to investigate protein assemblies in human disease

Scientists develop new molecular toolkit to investigate protein assemblies in human disease

Research: Cancer preventative surgery may not be necessary in the future

Research: Cancer preventative surgery may not be necessary in the future

Celebrity impact on breast cancer screening

Celebrity impact on breast cancer screening

New Internet tool may help analyze genes based on their evolutionary profile

New Internet tool may help analyze genes based on their evolutionary profile

Study demonstrates potential of new approach for sorting out BRCA1 gene variants

Study demonstrates potential of new approach for sorting out BRCA1 gene variants

Oxis Biotech executes licensing agreement with MCIT for development of antibody-drug conjugates

Oxis Biotech executes licensing agreement with MCIT for development of antibody-drug conjugates

BRCA1/2 analysis: an interview with Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics

BRCA1/2 analysis: an interview with Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics

Sophia Genetics obtains CE-IVD marking for BRCA1/2 testing solution

Sophia Genetics obtains CE-IVD marking for BRCA1/2 testing solution

Scientists show how BRCA2 protein works to repair damaged DNA

Scientists show how BRCA2 protein works to repair damaged DNA

Genetic testing for breast cancer doubled due to 'Angelina Jolie effect'

Genetic testing for breast cancer doubled due to 'Angelina Jolie effect'

Human genetics expert wins 2014 Basser Global Prize for BRCA-related research

Human genetics expert wins 2014 Basser Global Prize for BRCA-related research

Researchers investigate hereditary breast cancer to find new treatment approaches

Researchers investigate hereditary breast cancer to find new treatment approaches

Tubal ligation and breastfeeding may lower risk of ovarian cancer in women with BRCA gene mutations

Tubal ligation and breastfeeding may lower risk of ovarian cancer in women with BRCA gene mutations

Scientists uncover surprising link between brain development and gene tied to breast cancer

Scientists uncover surprising link between brain development and gene tied to breast cancer