A new study finds that if specific brca1/2 gene mutations are anywhere in your family, you have an increased risk of breast cancer.
A University of Pennsylvania geneticist is hailing today’s Supreme Court ruling that says naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented.
Sandy Cohen of Lafayette Hill, Pa., says she never regretted her decision to get preventive mastectomies — both for herself and her children.
There are many potential genetic links to diseases like breast cancer and, the more we understand about them the more we are able to develop effective treatments.
It is a disturbing new report suggesting that if a woman develops BRCA-related breast cancer or ovarian cancer at a certain age, female relatives in the next generation could develop the disease nearly eight years earlier.
Ovarian cancer is one of the most frustrating forms of cancer because it is often detected so late in the process but a new genetic study holds promise for earlier detection.