[From gene to disease; from BRCA1 or BRCA2 to breast cancer].

Hereditary breast cancer is a heterogeneous syndrome, both phenotypically and genetically. It affects about 5% of all breast cancer patients. The presence of ovarian cancer or breast cancer in males defines important subtypes. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are involved in all hereditary breast cancer syndromes in varying degrees. Both genes confer strongly elevated… CONTINUE READING