Latest BRCA1 Stories

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.

2010-11-18 13:09:57

A new drug that targets proteins responsible for helping cancer cells to repair damage to their DNA has shown promising anti-tumour activity in its first trial in humans.

2010-11-10 14:14:15

An Australian research team from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland has identified a new risk factor for developing breast cancer.

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