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BRCA1

A gene on chromosome 17, which instructs the cell to make a protein that normally helps to repair damaged DNA and suppress cell growth. A person who inherits certain mutations in a BRCA1 gene has a higher risk of getting breast cancer and certain other types of cancer.

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23andMe test for cancer risk gains FDA approval 12 March 2018 News
PET patron wins prestigious award 12 February 2018 News
Screening all women over 30 for BRCA could prevent 64,000 cancers 22 January 2018 News
BRCA gene does not affect survival in those treated for breast cancer 15 January 2018 News
Seventy-two new gene targets for breast cancer found 30 October 2017 News
Gene test could improve prediction of breast cancer risk 16 October 2017 News
Researchers crack how BRCA1 gene raises cancer risk 9 October 2017 News
Lifetime cancer risk predicted for BRCA mutation carriers 26 June 2017 News
Liquid biopsy may help target prostate cancer treatment 26 June 2017 News
Ovarian cancer drug could treat BRCA-related breast cancer 12 June 2017 News
Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients 20 March 2017 News
BRCA testing not offered to enough high-risk patients 13 February 2017 News
More women get tested for breast cancer genes thanks to 'Angelina Jolie effect' 19 December 2016 News
Event Review: Who owns your genome? 3 October 2016 Review
FDA warns against ovarian cancer screening tests 12 September 2016 News
Quick and cheap DNA tests for ovarian cancer patients 'would save lives' 18 July 2016 News
BRCA mutations linked to prostate and uterine cancers 11 July 2016 News
Osteoporosis drug touted as potential 'BRCA-blocker' 27 June 2016 News
BRCA database now holds data on 6200 variants 6 June 2016 News
Myriad: Patients seek right to access personal genetic information 23 May 2016 News
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