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2014-06-25 23:14:27

AllMed webinar provides in-depth review of the latest in standard of care for the genetic testing of breast and ovarian cancer. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Advances in genetic testing technology have improved detection rates for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in individuals who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but some mutations are missed with standard genetic testing. During a recent AllMed webinar, Dr. Della Howell, board-certified hematologist-oncologist,...

2014-06-03 12:27:34

Institute of Cancer Research Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRCA2 defect, occurring in around 2 per cent of the population, in research published in Nature Genetics today (Sunday). The defect in BRCA2 - best known for its role in breast cancer - increases the risk of...

2014-04-04 12:23:54

These genes could explain why some women with high-risk mutations suffer from cancer while others do not Today we know that women carrying BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene mutations have a 43% to 88% risk of developing from breast cancer before the age of 70. Taking critical decisions such as opting for preventive surgery when the risk bracket is so wide is not easy. Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) researchers are conducting a study that will contribute towards giving every woman far...

2014-03-26 23:25:49

Fulgent Diagnostics announces a clinical BRCA1/BRCA2 full gene sequencing test for $500. Temple City, California (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 In addition to the BRCA1/BRCA2 full gene sequencing test, Fulgent Diagnostics has also added a gene rearrangement test for an additional cost of $400. Fulgent Diagnostic's BRCA1/BRCA2 full gene sequencing test with rearrangement provides valuable information that can lead to potential treatment options that could mitigate certain risks. These options...

2014-03-19 23:04:03

A study published in last month’s Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that women with the BRCA1 gene mutation may significantly reduce their chances of ovarian cancer if they have their ovaries removed by age 35. Abington, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Among study participants who underwent oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery), their chances of ovarian and breast cancers decreased by 80 percent. Additionally, their risk of death from any cause by age 70 decreased 77 percent as a result of...

2014-03-14 16:22:34

Large-Scale Sculpture Celebrates Hope for Patients and Families Carrying BRCA Mutations PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA formally unveiled "Homologous Hope," a new sculpture suspended from the glass atrium in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The large-scale piece was created especially for the Basser Research Center for BRCA by the New York-based internationally renowned artist Mara G....

2014-02-27 16:26:09

COMBINING SCIENCE AND ART, THE SCULPTURE ECHOES THE OPTIMISM SURROUNDING RECENT BREAKTHROUGHS IN BREAST CANCER RESEARCH NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 12, 2014, the Basser Research Center for BRCA, at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will unveil "Homologous Hope," a dramatic sculpture commissioned from internationally renowned artist Mara G. Haseltine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140227/NY73843 An...

2014-01-24 13:26:27

In laboratory experiments conducted on human cell lines at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, scientists have shown that people carrying certain mutations in two hereditary cancer genes, BRCA2 and PALB2, may have a higher than usual susceptibility to DNA damage caused by a byproduct of alcohol, called acetaldehyde. The scientists say they suspect that the two genes in their normal forms evolved to protect cells against the damaging effects of acetaldehyde, which can lead to cancer....

2014-01-11 23:01:48

The US Supreme court ruled recently that the test patent is no longer valid causing pricing for Genetic testing to plummet. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 BRCA gene is currently the most well known breast cancer (and ovarian cancer) gene. Women with a BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 gene mutation are up to eight times more likely to develop breast malignancy than women without. In other words, the lifetime risk for getting breast cancer is up to 85%. If and when cancer happens, it tends...


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