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1/4 human tumor exist genetic polymorphisms linked with increased risk of cancer

Source: News-Medical.net

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In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes. The best examples are the cases of polyps in the large intestine associated with the APC gene and breast cancer associ ...
Full article at: News-Medical.net Apr 11 2014, 7:37am CDT
 


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Scientists reveal potential link between brain development and breast cancer gene

Source: EurekaAlert

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details into a surprising -- and crucial -- link between brain development and a gene whose mutation is tied to breast and ovarian cancer. Aside from better understanding neurological damage associated in a small percentage of people susceptible to breast cancers, the new work ...
Full article at: EurekaAlert Apr 7 2014, 11:00pm CDT
 

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Twenty Years Later: How Breast Cancer Risk Genes are Changing Patient Care

Source: Science Daily

In the mid-1990s, scientists for the first time were able to isolate and clone the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, mutations in which were thought to increase susceptibility to early onset breast and ovarian cancers. A article takes a look back at the last twenty years to show how the identification of these genes set in motion a firestorm of research aimed at exploring how genetic information can be used to create both ...
Full article at: Science Daily Apr 1 2014, 1:21pm CDT
 

Queen's University discovery signals new treatment for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Source: Medical News Today

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Cancer researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough which could signal new treatments for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.Currently around one in 1,000 women in the UK carry what is known as a BRCA1 mutation - the same condition that prompted well-known actress Angelina Jolie to undergo a double mastectomy. They have up to an 85 per cent risk of developing breast cancer, and up to 40 per cent risk o ...
Full article at: Medical News Today Mar 31 2014, 4:00am CDT
 

Discovery signals new treatment for those at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer

Source: Medical News Today

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Cancer researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough which could signal new treatments for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.Currently around one in 1,000 women in the UK carry what is known as a BRCA1 mutation - the same condition that prompted well-known actress Angelina Jolie to undergo a double mastectomy. They have up to an 85 per cent risk of developing breast cancer, and up to 40 per ce ...
Full article at: Medical News Today Mar 31 2014, 3:00am CDT
 

Penn Medicine's Basser Research Center for BRCA Announces Additional $5 Million Gift from Mindy and Jon Gray to Fund External Research Grant Program

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Basser Research Center for BRCA has announced the Basser External Research Grant Program, a unique funding program for high impact translational cancer research projects aimed at advancing the care of people living with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. ...
Full article at: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Jan 13 2014, 12:30pm CST
 

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ACOG Statement on US Supreme Court Decision on Patenting of Genes

Source: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Washington, DC -- The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is heartened by the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that genes cannot be patented. This verdict hopefully will result in more options for women with regard to genetic testing for the breast cancer BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, as well as decrease the associated costs. In sum, this decision should help promote further scientific investig ...
Full article at: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Jan 3 2014, 9:13am CST
 

Changes to DNA On-Off Switches Affect Cells' Ability to Repair Breaks, Respond to Chemotherapy

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, found a key determinant in the balance between two proteins, BRCA1 and 53BP1, in the DNA repair machinery. Breast and ovarian cancer are associated with a breakdown in the rep ...
Full article at: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Feb 5 2013, 1:15pm CST
 

New Member of the Breast-Cancer Gene Network Found by Penn-led Team

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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The infamous BRCA genes do not act alone in causing cancer; there is a molecular syndicate at work preventing the way cells normally repair breaks in DNA that is at the root of breast cancer. But finding all of the ...
Full article at: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Feb 22 2012, 2:00pm CST
 



 

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