Double heterozygosity in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the Jewish population.

  title={Double heterozygosity in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the Jewish population.},
  author={Ofer Lavie and Steven A Narod and Flavio Lejbkowicz and Sara Dishon and Yael Goldberg and Ofer Gemer and Gadi Rennert},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  volume={22 4},
BACKGROUND The frequency and characteristics of disease in individuals who concomitantly harbor pathogenic mutations in both BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are not established. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were collected from the database of Clalit Health Services National Familial Cancer Consultation Service. Probands referred to this clinical service and their family members are routinely tested for the three Jewish founder mutations (BRCA1: 185delAG, 5382insC, BRCA2: 6174delT). In addition, carriers… CONTINUE READING


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