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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.
Research confirms value of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy for women with BRCA mutations

Research confirms value of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy for women with BRCA mutations

Baby girl due soon will be minus breast cancer causing gene

Baby girl due soon will be minus breast cancer causing gene

Does hormone treatment predispose patients to breast cancer?

Does hormone treatment predispose patients to breast cancer?

Scientists find DNA repair 'scissors' after 18 year hunt

Scientists find DNA repair 'scissors' after 18 year hunt

Breast cancer common among women with family history but without BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Breast cancer common among women with family history but without BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Unpicking the complexity of human disease

Unpicking the complexity of human disease

Breast, ovarian cancer prediction models more accurate for white women than Asian-American women

Breast, ovarian cancer prediction models more accurate for white women than Asian-American women

Risk of breast cancer mutations underestimated for Asian women, Stanford study shows

Risk of breast cancer mutations underestimated for Asian women, Stanford study shows

New method to evaluate variations identified in breast cancer susceptibility genes

New method to evaluate variations identified in breast cancer susceptibility genes

Genetic profiling for breast cancer on the horizon

Genetic profiling for breast cancer on the horizon

Prostate cancer deaths double in men with BRCA2

Prostate cancer deaths double in men with BRCA2

Breast cancer gene a culprit in prostate cancer

Breast cancer gene a culprit in prostate cancer

MRI's high false positive rate has little impact on women's choice of preventive mastectomy

MRI's high false positive rate has little impact on women's choice of preventive mastectomy

Breast cancer gene carriers' risk 'amplified' by additional genes

Breast cancer gene carriers' risk 'amplified' by additional genes

New study confirms that PROGENSA PCA3 can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

New study confirms that PROGENSA PCA3 can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

New drug trial to target hereditary cancers

New drug trial to target hereditary cancers

New drug trial to target hereditary cancers

New drug trial to target hereditary cancers

Personalized medicine can cut breast cancer risk

Personalized medicine can cut breast cancer risk

Scientists discover why some breast cancers are drug resistant

Scientists discover why some breast cancers are drug resistant

Benefit of removal of the ovaries differs between women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Benefit of removal of the ovaries differs between women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations