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2011-10-12 10:35:42

Among women with a certain type of high-grade ovarian cancer, having BRCA2 genetic mutations, but not BRCA1, was associated with improved overall survival and improved response to chemotherapy, compared to women with BRCA wild-type (genetic type used as a reference to compare genetic mutations).

2011-09-01 15:32:02

It is widely known that mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility 1 (BRCA1) gene significantly increase the chance of developing breast and ovarian cancers, but the mechanisms at play are not fully understood.

2011-08-03 14:30:50

A woman's ethnicity as well as her genetic makeup are two of the main risk factors for hereditary breast cancer.

2011-06-30 13:41:10

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated a molecular strategy they say could make a much larger variety of tumors treatable with PARP inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer drugs.

2011-06-30 13:32:10

The genome of the most common form of ovarian cancer is characterized by a few common gene mutations but also surprisingly frequent structural changes in the genome itself.

2011-04-04 19:37:00

Women with ovarian cancer who have the BRCA2 gene mutation are more likely to survive the malignancy than women with the BRCA1 mutation, or women without either mutation.

2011-02-18 16:32:47

Between 5 % and 10 % of breast cancer cases are hereditary, arising because the patient inherits from the father or mother a mutation in a gene that is susceptible to causing the illness.

2011-02-10 08:29:50

Unfortunately, some people are destined for breast cancer.

2011-02-03 23:58:50

A new study sheds light on why individuals who inherit a particular family of mutations have a high risk of developing a very aggressive form of breast cancer.

2011-01-12 18:23:32

Better physician education and consultation with genetics professionals when recommending genetic testing for healthy relatives of cancer patients could lower costs and increase the value of the testing, said a cancer geneticist from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, who surveyed physicians to determine their level of knowledge.


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