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BRCA2 is a gene on chromosome 13 that normally helps to suppress cell growth. A person who inherits certain mutations (changes) in a BRCA2 gene has a higher risk of getting breast, ovarian, prostate, and other types of cancer.
Pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations fare better on platinum-based chemotherapy

Pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations fare better on platinum-based chemotherapy

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

New test predicts which BRCA2 gene mutations lead to breast, ovarian cancers

New test predicts which BRCA2 gene mutations lead to breast, ovarian cancers

Research reveals cost-effectiveness of whole-population screening for breast, ovarian cancer gene mutations

Research reveals cost-effectiveness of whole-population screening for breast, ovarian cancer gene mutations

Study finds combination therapy as effective strategy to treat ovarian cancers

Study finds combination therapy as effective strategy to treat ovarian cancers

Yale scientists unravel molecular mechanism of breast cancer risk gene

Yale scientists unravel molecular mechanism of breast cancer risk gene

Scientists crack genetic code to identify men at risk for prostate cancer that spreads after treatment

Scientists crack genetic code to identify men at risk for prostate cancer that spreads after treatment

Landmark study unravels secrets of aggressive prostate cancer

Landmark study unravels secrets of aggressive prostate cancer

Study reveals unexpected process for acquiring chemoresistance in breast cancers

Study reveals unexpected process for acquiring chemoresistance in breast cancers

New streamlined approach to genetic testing benefits women with ovarian cancer

New streamlined approach to genetic testing benefits women with ovarian cancer

Early epigenetic changes could open way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer

Early epigenetic changes could open way for new preventative strategies for ovarian cancer

New gene testing method can identify mutations, prioritize variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes

New gene testing method can identify mutations, prioritize variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes

UW researchers develop new model to more accurately predict harmful genetic mutations

UW researchers develop new model to more accurately predict harmful genetic mutations

Discovery opens door to more targeted, effective treatments for cancer

Discovery opens door to more targeted, effective treatments for cancer

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

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

BRCA gene mutations and ovarian cancer: an interview with Dr Matulonis, Harvard Medical School

BRCA gene mutations and ovarian cancer: an interview with Dr Matulonis, Harvard Medical School

Clinical genomic sequencing could impact treatment decisions in advanced prostate cancer patients

Clinical genomic sequencing could impact treatment decisions in advanced prostate cancer patients

Novel genetic datashare initiative launched to improve detection of inherited breast and ovarian cancers

Novel genetic datashare initiative launched to improve detection of inherited breast and ovarian cancers

PARP inhibitors can be effective in broader group of patients

PARP inhibitors can be effective in broader group of patients

Study links previously unknown genetic anomalies to breast cancer in African American family members

Study links previously unknown genetic anomalies to breast cancer in African American family members