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A gene on chromosome 13, 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 BRCA2 gene has a higher risk of getting breast cancer, ovarian cancer and certain other types of cancer.

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FDA approves consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk 28 January 2019 News
Podcast Review: Mike Stratton and cancer genes - The Life Scientific (BBC Radio 4) 3 December 2018 Review
First genomics study of African women may help fight breast cancer 28 August 2018 News
Five genes linked to triple-negative breast cancer found 13 August 2018 News
The strongest defence against genetic discrimination 18 June 2018 Comment
DNA test may benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer 8 May 2018 News
23andMe test for cancer risk gains FDA approval 12 March 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
Cancer-causing effect of common chemical pinpointed 5 June 2017 News
Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients 20 March 2017 News
New genetic links to pancreatic cancer discovered 20 February 2017 News
BRCA testing not offered to enough high-risk patients 13 February 2017 News
Genetic fingerprint identifies aggressive prostate cancer 16 January 2017 News
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