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.
New discoveries on genes implicated in Fanconi anaemia

New discoveries on genes implicated in Fanconi anaemia

New candidate breast-cancer susceptibility gene

New candidate breast-cancer susceptibility gene

Genome detectives discover four more breast cancer genes

Genome detectives discover four more breast cancer genes

Scientists 'home in' on new breast cancer genes

Scientists 'home in' on new breast cancer genes

Brca2 gene prevents medulloblastoma

Brca2 gene prevents medulloblastoma

Cancer genetic risk assessment for individuals at risk of familial breast cancer

Cancer genetic risk assessment for individuals at risk of familial breast cancer

More women with family breast cancer history inquiring about MRI screening following ACS guidelines

More women with family breast cancer history inquiring about MRI screening following ACS guidelines

Survey finds perceived risk of recurrence is low in African American breast cancer survivors

Survey finds perceived risk of recurrence is low in African American breast cancer survivors

Variation in gene caspase-8 may help protect against breast cancer

Variation in gene caspase-8 may help protect against breast cancer

PALB2 gene mutation elevates risk of breast cancer four-fold

PALB2 gene mutation elevates risk of breast cancer four-fold

Vitamin D may slow down breast cancer

Vitamin D may slow down breast cancer

Breast and ovarian cancers linked by heredity - women need to know their risks

Breast and ovarian cancers linked by heredity - women need to know their risks

Validation of a tool for identifying women at high risk for hereditary breast cancer

Validation of a tool for identifying women at high risk for hereditary breast cancer

Findings shed new light on BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast-cancer gene mutations in older and African-American women

Findings shed new light on BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast-cancer gene mutations in older and African-American women

Variation in the CHEK2 gene may triple a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Variation in the CHEK2 gene may triple a woman's risk of developing breast cancer

Women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes can reduce cancer risk by having ovaries removed

Women with mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes can reduce cancer risk by having ovaries removed

Scientists unravel breast cancer risk gene mystery

Scientists unravel breast cancer risk gene mystery

X-rays increase breast cancer risk

X-rays increase breast cancer risk

Two year wait for breast cancer test results drives women to consider radical surgery

Two year wait for breast cancer test results drives women to consider radical surgery

New genetic clue discovered about breast cancer

New genetic clue discovered about breast cancer