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.
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

Many doctors do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling

Many doctors do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling

HRT reduces risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations after ovary removal

HRT reduces risk of breast cancer in women with BRCA mutations after ovary removal

Women with ovarian cancer having BRCA2 gene mutations are more likely to survive

Women with ovarian cancer having BRCA2 gene mutations are more likely to survive

Gene that causes rare breast cancer identified

Gene that causes rare breast cancer identified

Biologist investigates CAPV-EAE population for hereditary breast and ovary cancer

Biologist investigates CAPV-EAE population for hereditary breast and ovary cancer

Women and cancer today

Women and cancer today

Study finds genetic variants that may modify breast cancer risk among women with BRCA2 mutation

Study finds genetic variants that may modify breast cancer risk among women with BRCA2 mutation

Rad51 protein plays a key role in DNA protection

Rad51 protein plays a key role in DNA protection

AACR announces recipients of Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research

AACR announces recipients of Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research

Preventive surgery protects against breast, ovarian cancer in women carrying BRCA1, BRCA2 gene mutations

Preventive surgery protects against breast, ovarian cancer in women carrying BRCA1, BRCA2 gene mutations

Researchers find new way to study oncogene's role in DNA repair

Researchers find new way to study oncogene's role in DNA repair

Experimental drug benefits women with advanced ovarian or breast tumours caused by BRCA gene faults

Experimental drug benefits women with advanced ovarian or breast tumours caused by BRCA gene faults

Study finds Olaparib can reduce tumor size in ovarian cancer women

Study finds Olaparib can reduce tumor size in ovarian cancer women

Males with faulty BRCA2 genes at risk of breast cancer

Males with faulty BRCA2 genes at risk of breast cancer