BRCA gene

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BRCA gene:

see breast cancerbreast cancer,
cancer that originates in the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (following lung cancer). Although the vast majority of the cases occur in women, some men also get breast cancer.
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It is the first time any drug has been approved to treat certain patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a BRCA gene mutation.
My consultant organised a BRCA gene mutation test, which showed I was a BRCA2 mutation carrier.
The healthy cells of people who have BRCA mutations lack one copy of the BRCA gene.
BRCA genes are part of the body's natural defence system and help protect from developing certain types of cancer.
We reviewed the literature and found no increased risk in observational studies of women with BRCA genes after oophorectomy who receive hormone therapy," she said.
Using Big Data technology, the BRCA Foundation is building a global registry of individuals who have the BRCA gene so they can participate in research studies, says Goldberg, That registry is being implemented using the Netsuite platform.
Does BRCA gene mutation affect breast cancer risk with OC use?
But those with abnormalities in their BRCA gene may face a risk as high as 87 percent.
The model excluded women with the BRCA gene mutation, however, which significantly increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Such radical measure may only be conducted to women who carry the BRCA gene mutation, following expert's recommendation and genetic counselling.
The guideline does not recommend a specific course of action for women who test positive for BRCA gene mutations.