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.
BRCA2 gene mutation carriers at greater risk for more advanced prostate cancer

BRCA2 gene mutation carriers at greater risk for more advanced prostate cancer

Study finds little long-term survival advantage for women with ovarian cancer and BRCA mutations

Study finds little long-term survival advantage for women with ovarian cancer and BRCA mutations

Living examples of hope and determination against cancer

Living examples of hope and determination against cancer

Young women with BRCA mutations feel differently about options for relationships, careers

Young women with BRCA mutations feel differently about options for relationships, careers

PGD for breast cancer genes BRCA1/2 is now feasible

PGD for breast cancer genes BRCA1/2 is now feasible

More than 4 in 10 people at high risk for hereditary pancreatic cancer have small lesions

More than 4 in 10 people at high risk for hereditary pancreatic cancer have small lesions

Ultrasound & MRI as additions to mammograms for breast cancer detection

Ultrasound & MRI as additions to mammograms for breast cancer detection

Risk of breast cancer in the genetically predisposed

Risk of breast cancer in the genetically predisposed

Genetic, lifestyle factors and HRT increase risk of breast cancer

Genetic, lifestyle factors and HRT increase risk of breast cancer

Just couple of glasses of wine a day could raise risk of breast cancer: Study

Just couple of glasses of wine a day could raise risk of breast cancer: Study

Breast cancer not 100% inherited: Study

Breast cancer not 100% inherited: Study

Non-carriers do not have increased risk of breast cancer due to familial mutation

Non-carriers do not have increased risk of breast cancer due to familial mutation

Many average-risk women receive genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian cancers

Many average-risk women receive genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian cancers

Scientists discover 16 million SNPs that associate with increased risk of ovarian cancer

Scientists discover 16 million SNPs that associate with increased risk of ovarian cancer

Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer

Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer

Male breast cancer patients denied Medicaid coverage

Male breast cancer patients denied Medicaid coverage

Ovarian cancer gene discovered

Ovarian cancer gene discovered

Conference to discuss novel studies that address how inherited genes cause breast cancer

Conference to discuss novel studies that address how inherited genes cause breast cancer

Human genes can be patented in U.S. - Court overrules previous ruling

Human genes can be patented in U.S. - Court overrules previous ruling

Lack of genetic screening for cancers

Lack of genetic screening for cancers