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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.
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

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