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Do All BRCA Mutations Come with the Same Cancer Risk?

Women born with mutations in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 have an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. But not all mutations within these genes raise the risk equally. A study published earlier this year tracked breast and ovarian cancer occurrences over a 75-year period in 31,000 women who had inherited mutations BRCA1 or BRCA2. The research found that where the mutation was located on the BRCA gene influenced the cancer risk. Also, environment and lifestyle factors were found to influence the risk of cancer in women with these mutations.

For the full article, please click here: http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2015/07/do-all-brca-mutations-come-with-the-same-cancer-risk/

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This entry was posted on August 4, 2015 by in In the News, Research Updates.

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