Items Tagged ‘BRCA2’

November 11, 2020

Conquering cancer by targeting its genetic abnormalities

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy

Joanne Garnett has harrowing memories of that life-changing day back in 1981. She was a 39-year-old land use planner living in Wyoming when she received a call from her doctor confirming she had uterine cancer.  “I was shocked, and it was strange because I didn’t fit any profile for uterine cancer,” Garnett recalls. “I got […]

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Tags: BRCA2, genetic, Genetic Testing, hereditary cancer, lynch syndrome


October 26, 2015

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient at a Time

By Jeff Briggs Jeff Briggs

This post was originally published last week on Footnote, a website that brings academic research and ideas to a broader audience, as part of a three-part series on how precision medicine is being used today to improve health care treatment for patients. The first article in the series, “Genomics Moves From The Lab To The […]

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Tags: BEAUTY, beauty project, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, center for individualized medicine, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Matthew Goetz, Holly Boehle, individualized medicine, Precision Medicine


August 23, 2013

Breast Cancer: BRCA Test Not the Final Arbiter

By AJ Montpetit AJ Montpetit

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have become the most well-known breast cancer genes to be tested for due to recent celebrity buzz as well as Supreme Court ruling on the patents on the genes themselves. While getting tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 reveals the possibility for a woman to contracting breast cancer, the mutations […]

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Tags: brca, BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, center for individualized medicine, Fergus Couch, Fergus J. Couch, gene sequencing, Genetics, individualized medicine, mayo clinic


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