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Brca Gene Mutations
Professor Stephen West of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement award for his pioneering work in DNA repair.
Canadian researchers have shown that the targeted cancer drug olaparib can also reduce the size of tumours in a substantial minority of ovarian cancer patients.
A new blood test that measures cells' response to radiation could detect inherited faults in a person's BRCA genes, according to Israeli researchers.
Leading breast cancer experts are calling for women under 50 diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer to be offered testing for faults in the BRCA1 gene.
How prostate cancer develops in men who have an altered 'breast cancer gene' is the same route by which breast cancer develops in women with the same mutation
Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a DNA region which can increase or decrease the high breast cancer risk associated with the BRCA1 gene.
Professor Alan Ashworth has received an award from the European Society for Medical Oncology to recognise his work to improve the care of breast cancer patients