Flavio Starnone

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BACKGROUND Accurate and sensitive detection of BRCA1/2 germ-line mutations is crucial for the clinical management of women affected by breast cancer, for prevention and, notably, also for the identification of at-risk healthy relatives. The most widely used methods for BRCA1/2 molecular analysis are Sanger sequencing, and denaturing high performance liquid(More)
About 10% of all breast cancers arise from hereditary mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers; and about 25% of these are associated with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The identification of BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations can enable physicians to better tailor the clinical management of patients; and to initiate preventive measures in healthy(More)
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