Massive Swedish Family-Cancer Database Clarifies BRCA1/2 Link to Familial Clusters of Cancer | GenomeWeb

Data from the huge Swedish Family-Cancer Database indicate that families qualifying for BRCA1/2 testing have a slightly greater risk of developing cancers of several internal organs, but the clustering of ovarian cancer, early pancreatic cancer, and early onset prostate cancer in some of those families appears to be unrelated to BRCA1/2 mutations, according to researchers at the German Cancer Research Center.

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