BRCA1/2 Mutations May Not Predispose to Colon Cancer; At-Risk Should Still Be Tested | GenomeWeb

Two teams of researchers have independently offered the latest round of data purporting that BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations do not predispose an individual to colorectal cancer.

Mutations in these genes have been associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, but it has been unclear whether they also increase the risk of colorectal cancer.

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