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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.
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

Discovery could lead to major breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer

Discovery could lead to major breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer

Gene linked with breast cancer susceptibility plays critical role in obesity and diabetes

Gene linked with breast cancer susceptibility plays critical role in obesity and diabetes

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