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.
Cancer cells adapt using Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' principle to resist treatment

Cancer cells adapt using Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' principle to resist treatment

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and breast cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations and breast cancer

Ashkenazi ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations live longer than those with normal gene

Ashkenazi ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations live longer than those with normal gene

Men unaware of their cancer risk when female relatives test positive for BRCA mutation

Men unaware of their cancer risk when female relatives test positive for BRCA mutation

Most carriers of Fanconi anemia genes are not at a higher risk of cancer

Most carriers of Fanconi anemia genes are not at a higher risk of cancer

Study shows how mutations in the BRCA1 gene lead to breast cancer

Study shows how mutations in the BRCA1 gene lead to breast cancer

Network approach finds potential breast cancer susceptibility gene

Network approach finds potential breast cancer susceptibility gene

HMMR gene emerges as a key player in breast cancer

HMMR gene emerges as a key player in breast cancer

RecA family recombinases repair DNA damages

RecA family recombinases repair DNA damages

Eight things you need to know about ovarian cancer

Eight things you need to know about ovarian cancer

Discovery suggests location of genes for breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer

Discovery suggests location of genes for breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer

Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada

Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada

FOXP3 gene found to be involved in breast cancer

FOXP3 gene found to be involved in breast cancer

Chemotherapy may benefit all women with a BRCA1 mutation

Chemotherapy may benefit all women with a BRCA1 mutation

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy for breast cancer

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy for breast cancer

DNA repair by Brca2 prevents medulloblastoma

DNA repair by Brca2 prevents medulloblastoma

Size of family appears to affect breast cancer risk

Size of family appears to affect breast cancer risk

Doubt cast on reliabilty of current models for breast cancer risk

Doubt cast on reliabilty of current models for breast cancer risk

Discovery of IKBKE gene linked to breast cancer

Discovery of IKBKE gene linked to breast cancer

BRCA2 carriers more likely to develop aggressive and lethal prostate cancer

BRCA2 carriers more likely to develop aggressive and lethal prostate cancer