Limited relevance of the CHEK2 gene in hereditary breast cancer.


To establish the importance of CHEK2 mutations for familial breast cancer incidence in the German population, we have screened all 14 of the coding exons in 516 families negative for mutations in both the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. We found 12 distinct variants in 30 unrelated patients (5.81%), including 5 that are novel and an additional 4 found for the first… (More)


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