News tagged with brca1 mutation

Tamoxifen, age influence chemo-induced amenorrhea

(HealthDay)—Use of tamoxifen and age at treatment for breast cancer predict chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea among premenopausal women, according to research published online Aug. 26 in the Journal of Cl ...

Aug 28, 2013
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What is BRCA1?

Actress Angelina Jolie has today written an op-ed in the New York Times explaining that she has opted to have a double mastectomy because she carries the hereditary BRCA1 gene, which she says increases her risk o ...

May 15, 2013
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New DNA sequences hone in on breast, ovarian cancer risk

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast cancer—the most common cancer among women, with an average risk of developing the disease of 10 percent—and ovarian cancer, ...

Mar 27, 2013
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New test predicted presence of harmful BRCA mutations

A new multiple gene expression profile test was able to predict the presence of harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations in otherwise healthy women carrying the mutations, according to data published in Cancer Prevention Research, a jour ...

Jan 22, 2013
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