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2011-12-08 23:41:06

Breast cancer survivors who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation are at high risk for developing contralateral breast cancer — a new primary tumor in the other breast — and certain women within this group of carriers are at an even greater risk based on age at diagnosis and first tumor status.

2011-11-16 07:22:50

About 10% of breast cancers are due to mutations in genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2.

2011-11-01 05:57:36

The largest study of its kind shows that women related to a patient with breast cancer caused by a hereditary mutation, but who don’t have the mutation themselves, have no higher risk of developing cancer than relatives of patients with other types of breast cancer.

2011-10-12 10:40:04

Women with high-grade ovarian cancer live longer and respond better to platinum-based chemotherapy when their tumors have BRCA2 genetic mutations.

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).

2011-04-04 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.

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.

2010-09-01 14:21:19

Women at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer because of inherited mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes who had prophylactic mastectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries) had an associated decreased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.


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