Promoter hypermethylation of the PALB2 susceptibility gene in inherited and sporadic breast and ovarian cancer.

The partner and localizer of BRCA2 (PALB2) gene was recently identified as a BRCA2-interacting protein and subsequently shown to be a Fanconi anemia gene (FANCN). Disease-associated point mutations resulting in protein truncation have been found in BRCA1/2 mutation-negative breast cancer families identifying PALB2 as a susceptibility gene for breast cancer… CONTINUE READING

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