Latest BRCA1 Stories

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.

2010-10-29 18:46:19

An international study led by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has identified genetic variants in women with BRCA2 mutations that may increase or decrease their risk of developing breast cancer.

2010-10-28 08:13:51

When you go to a new doctor and fill out your family history, beware! Seems paternal history is just as important as maternal history.

2010-10-05 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Knome, Inc. today announced the winners of its inaugural KnomeDISCOVERY Awards, a program designed to spur new genetic insights into health.

2010-09-20 18:50:44

Individuals with disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to be at substantially increased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives.

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