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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.
Study shows benefit of double mastectomy in women with BRCA-related breast cancer

Study shows benefit of double mastectomy in women with BRCA-related breast cancer

Scientists back ovarian cancer preventative surgery to improve survival

Scientists back ovarian cancer preventative surgery to improve survival

Family Gene Toolkit may help families communicate about mutation, cancer risk and genetic testing

Family Gene Toolkit may help families communicate about mutation, cancer risk and genetic testing

Scientists discover how BRCA1 gene mutations predispose women to breast and ovarian cancers

Scientists discover how BRCA1 gene mutations predispose women to breast and ovarian cancers

Research provides insights into potential new strategies to detect, treat and prevent breast cancer

Research provides insights into potential new strategies to detect, treat and prevent breast cancer

Viewpoints: 'Good news' on Calif. insurance rates; Battle against dementia needs stronger efforts; Dental care for the disabled

Viewpoints: 'Good news' on Calif. insurance rates; Battle against dementia needs stronger efforts; Dental care for the disabled

Viewpoints: We need more 'socialism'; The IRS's 'unwelcome role'; 'Fog of Obamacare'

Viewpoints: We need more 'socialism'; The IRS's 'unwelcome role'; 'Fog of Obamacare'

Women with family history of cancer need to have proper counseling, testing

Women with family history of cancer need to have proper counseling, testing

Angelina Jolie's choice underscores screening and treatment costs

Angelina Jolie's choice underscores screening and treatment costs

First Edition: May 15, 2013

First Edition: May 15, 2013

Three missense variants of BRCA1 gene linked to breast or ovarian cancer risk, study shows

Three missense variants of BRCA1 gene linked to breast or ovarian cancer risk, study shows

Biological markers for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC): an interview with Alexandre Templier, CEO of Quinten

Biological markers for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC): an interview with Alexandre Templier, CEO of Quinten

SLU team discovers molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer

SLU team discovers molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers reveal critical role of BRCA1 gene in maintenance of hair follicle stem cells

Researchers reveal critical role of BRCA1 gene in maintenance of hair follicle stem cells

Living examples of hope and determination against cancer

Living examples of hope and determination against cancer

Bahamas' Ministry of Health unveils plans to advance breast cancer programs

Bahamas' Ministry of Health unveils plans to advance breast cancer programs

Study finds BRCA1 mutations in nearly one in five TN breast cancer patients

Study finds BRCA1 mutations in nearly one in five TN breast cancer patients

KSU, St. Michael's receive U.S. patent to use BRCA1 gene for cardiovascular disease

KSU, St. Michael's receive U.S. patent to use BRCA1 gene for cardiovascular disease

Women with breast cancer more likely to develop heart disease

Women with breast cancer more likely to develop heart disease

Risk of breast cancer in the genetically predisposed

Risk of breast cancer in the genetically predisposed