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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.
Scientists identify how cells make choice between various mechanisms to repair DNA

Scientists identify how cells make choice between various mechanisms to repair DNA

Scientists gain new insight into aggressive breast cancers

Scientists gain new insight into aggressive breast cancers

Polygenic screening could inform breast cancer risk in female survivors of pediatric cancer

Polygenic screening could inform breast cancer risk in female survivors of pediatric cancer

Beyond BRCA: Epigenetic Silencing in Breast Cancer

Beyond BRCA: Epigenetic Silencing in Breast Cancer

New protein complex may explain why patients develop resistance to novel anti-cancer drugs

New protein complex may explain why patients develop resistance to novel anti-cancer drugs

Understanding triple-negative breast cancer to develop better treatments

Understanding triple-negative breast cancer to develop better treatments

Charity introduces new Hereditary Cancer Risk Tool to fight ovarian cancer

Charity introduces new Hereditary Cancer Risk Tool to fight ovarian cancer

Scientists identify mutation that makes tumor cells resistant to breast and ovarian cancer drug

Scientists identify mutation that makes tumor cells resistant to breast and ovarian cancer drug

Researchers investigate how component of soy may suppress breast cancer development

Researchers investigate how component of soy may suppress breast cancer development

Yale scientists unravel molecular mechanism of breast cancer risk gene

Yale scientists unravel molecular mechanism of breast cancer risk gene

High levels of suPAR protein shown to be likely cause of kidney damage in children

High levels of suPAR protein shown to be likely cause of kidney damage in children

Researchers uncover new clues to why BRCA1 mutations cause breast and ovarian cancer

Researchers uncover new clues to why BRCA1 mutations cause breast and ovarian cancer

Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study

Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study

BPS shows potential for increasing aggressiveness of breast cancer, study finds

BPS shows potential for increasing aggressiveness of breast cancer, study finds

Scientists discover how genetic mutation disarms tumor-suppressing BRCA1 proteins in breast cancer

Scientists discover how genetic mutation disarms tumor-suppressing BRCA1 proteins in breast cancer

BRCA1 gene required for survival of blood forming stem cells, UT Southwestern study finds

BRCA1 gene required for survival of blood forming stem cells, UT Southwestern study finds

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