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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 therapy slows tumor growth in 85% of advanced breast cancer patients: Study

Novel therapy slows tumor growth in 85% of advanced breast cancer patients: Study

PARP inhibitors may be effective in men with prostate cancer due to BRCA2 alteration: Researchers

PARP inhibitors may be effective in men with prostate cancer due to BRCA2 alteration: Researchers

Lawsuit to be launched over breast cancer gene patent

Lawsuit to be launched over breast cancer gene patent

Double mastectomy best for long-term prognosis of breast cancer

Double mastectomy best for long-term prognosis of breast cancer

Discovery of new genetic clues to breast cancer

Discovery of new genetic clues to breast cancer

Studies shed light on treatment options for women carrying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations

Studies shed light on treatment options for women carrying BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations

Study finds 15-year outcomes of BCT and mastectomy similar

Study finds 15-year outcomes of BCT and mastectomy similar

Major study shoots for personalized breast cancer drugs

Major study shoots for personalized breast cancer drugs

Study examines the association of BRCA1 gene, infertility and breast/ovarian cancer

Study examines the association of BRCA1 gene, infertility and breast/ovarian cancer

Combination of MRI and mammography screenings detects early-stage breast cancer

Combination of MRI and mammography screenings detects early-stage breast cancer

Annual screening ultrasound may benefit women who are at elevated risk for breast cancer

Annual screening ultrasound may benefit women who are at elevated risk for breast cancer

Correlation between overweight, smoking and breast cancer discovered

Correlation between overweight, smoking and breast cancer discovered

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer choose surgery as a precautionary measure

Many women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer choose surgery as a precautionary measure

Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized

Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized

American Civil Liberties Union challenges breast cancer gene patents

American Civil Liberties Union challenges breast cancer gene patents

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy increases risk of death, outweighs benefits

Removal of ovaries during hysterectomy increases risk of death, outweighs benefits

Discovery of potential genetic predisposition for lung cancer

Discovery of potential genetic predisposition for lung cancer

BRCA gene mutations influence a women's views of preventive mastectomy

BRCA gene mutations influence a women's views of preventive mastectomy

Genome scanning system used to uncover suspect mutations in normal inherited genes

Genome scanning system used to uncover suspect mutations in normal inherited genes

Six factors independently predicted melanoma risk

Six factors independently predicted melanoma risk