BRCA1 Gene News and Research

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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.
New insight into the role of the breast cancer gene known as BRCA2

New insight into the role of the breast cancer gene known as BRCA2

Sister study that examines causes of breast cancer opens

Sister study that examines causes of breast cancer opens

Support groups help women with breast cancer gene mutations

Support groups help women with breast cancer gene mutations

50,000 women whose sisters had breast cancer needed for nationwide study

50,000 women whose sisters had breast cancer needed for nationwide study

New method targeting hypermethylation detects ovarian cancer in the blood

New method targeting hypermethylation detects ovarian cancer in the blood

MRI most effective for detecting breast cancer for women with breast cancer gene mutations

MRI most effective for detecting breast cancer for women with breast cancer gene mutations

National clinical trial on early detection of ovarian cancer available at Massey

National clinical trial on early detection of ovarian cancer available at Massey

Further evidence about how estrogen helps activate breast cancer

Further evidence about how estrogen helps activate breast cancer

An interactive computer program can help educate women about breast cancer risk and genetic testing

An interactive computer program can help educate women about breast cancer risk and genetic testing

Chemoradioimmunotherapy for advanced breast cancer

Chemoradioimmunotherapy for advanced breast cancer

Combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells

Combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells

Inheriting the wrong version of a gene called CHEK2 doubles a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Inheriting the wrong version of a gene called CHEK2 doubles a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Scientists find genetic link between prostate cancer and hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer

Scientists find genetic link between prostate cancer and hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer

Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who test positive for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are twice as likely as non-carriers to opt for a double mastectomy

Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients who test positive for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are twice as likely as non-carriers to opt for a double mastectomy

New computer program accurately estimates chance of developing breast cancer

New computer program accurately estimates chance of developing breast cancer