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.
Prophylactic surgery reduces the incidence of ovarian and related cancers

Prophylactic surgery reduces the incidence of ovarian and related cancers

Hormonal treatments reduce risk of cancer returning

Hormonal treatments reduce risk of cancer returning

MRI cost-effective for some women at high-risk of breast cancer

MRI cost-effective for some women at high-risk of breast cancer

Extension of embryo screening will help reduce serious illness

Extension of embryo screening will help reduce serious illness

New approach to treating breast cancer uses existing chemo drug

New approach to treating breast cancer uses existing chemo drug

Remaining 80% of breast cancer genes may soon be discovered

Remaining 80% of breast cancer genes may soon be discovered

Adjuvant hormonal therapy reduces contralateral breast cancer risk

Adjuvant hormonal therapy reduces contralateral breast cancer risk

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage help repair damaged DNA

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage help repair damaged DNA

Non-BRCA1/2 hereditary breast cancer linked to new cancers

Non-BRCA1/2 hereditary breast cancer linked to new cancers

BRCA1 gene inhibits estrogen and progesterone

BRCA1 gene inhibits estrogen and progesterone

A good year for breast cancer detection and treatment

A good year for breast cancer detection and treatment

Breast cancer survival rate boosted by radiotherapy

Breast cancer survival rate boosted by radiotherapy

Gene mapping project promises new targeted cancer therapies

Gene mapping project promises new targeted cancer therapies

Access to genetic counseling and testing are an important part of cancer control

Access to genetic counseling and testing are an important part of cancer control

Data supports use of personal and family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or both in making clinical decisions

Data supports use of personal and family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or both in making clinical decisions

Simple, fast and effective method of detecting a large number of patients at high risk for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer

Simple, fast and effective method of detecting a large number of patients at high risk for hereditary breast/ovarian cancer

Questionnaire helps identify women who have inherited genetic mutations that increase their risk for breast or ovarian cancer

Questionnaire helps identify women who have inherited genetic mutations that increase their risk for breast or ovarian cancer

Increased ovarian cancer risk not linked to cancer family history

Increased ovarian cancer risk not linked to cancer family history

Testing for specific breast cancer genes unadvisable if no family history of disease exists

Testing for specific breast cancer genes unadvisable if no family history of disease exists

New recommendations for screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations

New recommendations for screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations