BRCA2 Gene News and Research

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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.
Oral contraceptives may protect against breast cancer

Oral contraceptives may protect against breast cancer

Women with non–invasive breast cancer carry the same mutations in two inherited breast/ovarian cancer genes as women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer

Women with non–invasive breast cancer carry the same mutations in two inherited breast/ovarian cancer genes as women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer

Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations

Non-invasive and invasive breast cancers share the same genetic mutations

Breast conserving therapy safe for hereditary breast cancer

Breast conserving therapy safe for hereditary breast cancer

Study clarifies BRCA1 and BRCA2 links with other cancers

Study clarifies BRCA1 and BRCA2 links with other cancers

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

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

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

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

Free licences of European patents on the hereditary breast cancer gene BRCA2

Free licences of European patents on the hereditary breast cancer gene BRCA2

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

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