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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.
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

BRCA1/2 analysis: an interview with Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics

BRCA1/2 analysis: an interview with Jurgi Camblong, CEO of Sophia Genetics

Sophia Genetics obtains CE-IVD marking for BRCA1/2 testing solution

Sophia Genetics obtains CE-IVD marking for BRCA1/2 testing solution

Olaparib shows promise for advanced cancers associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Olaparib shows promise for advanced cancers associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

BRCA mutations carry risks for salivary gland cancer, breast cancer

BRCA mutations carry risks for salivary gland cancer, breast cancer

Scientists show how BRCA2 protein works to repair damaged DNA

Scientists show how BRCA2 protein works to repair damaged DNA

Counseling from genetic health care provider may help reduce unnecessary procedures

Counseling from genetic health care provider may help reduce unnecessary procedures

Variations in BRCA2 and CHEK2 genes can increase lung cancer risk, study finds

Variations in BRCA2 and CHEK2 genes can increase lung cancer risk, study finds

BRCA2 gene doubles lung cancer risk among smokers

BRCA2 gene doubles lung cancer risk among smokers

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 back ovarian cancer preventative surgery to improve survival

Scientists back ovarian cancer preventative surgery to improve survival

Researchers raise awareness about ovarian cancers into synagogues across the country

Researchers raise awareness about ovarian cancers into synagogues across the country

Researchers discover why early pregnancy reduces breast cancer

Researchers discover why early pregnancy reduces breast cancer

Cancer-linked mitosis: an interview with Professor Scott Kern, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cancer-linked mitosis: an interview with Professor Scott Kern, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Mothers commonly talk to children about genetic test even it they test positive for gene mutation

Mothers commonly talk to children about genetic test even it they test positive for gene mutation

Study underscores new paradigm in cancer therapy

Study underscores new paradigm in cancer therapy

Search, Share, Spare campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer surgery options

Search, Share, Spare campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer surgery options

UAB genetics and breast cancer experts respond to Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy

UAB genetics and breast cancer experts respond to Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy