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Did You Know That Metastatic Prostate Cancer Causes DNA Mutations?

Men with metastatic prostate cancer have higher rates of inherited gene mutations than men with non-metastatic prostate cancer.  Knowing about DNA mutations might help you make better treatment decisions. And you can also tell family members about their risk. Recent studies have shown that metastatic prostate cancer inherited mutations in the DNA-repair genes, such as the BRCA gene, can help [...]

Myriad Genetics Attempts To Deny Patients Their Personal Genetic Information

 In 2013, Myriad Genetic failed – in a case that was heard in the United States Supreme Court - to patent the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.  We all have these two genes which, when they mutate, are associated with breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. If Myriad succeeded, they would have controlled patents on these genes [...]

BRCA Mutations and Prostate Cancer

When Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy hit the headlines in May this year there was a lot of press coverage including discussions about BRCA 1 and 2 genes. These conversations centered on women and their risk of breast or ovarian cancer. But, what about BRCA 1 and 2 in relation to prostate cancer, is there any? [...]

The Role of BRCA2 Mutations in Aggressive Prostate Cancer

According to research published today in the British Journal of Cancer, routine testing for a faulty BRCA2 gene (Kote-Jarai Z et al, BRCA2 is a gene contributing to young onset prostate cancer: implications for genetic testing in prostate cancer patients British Journal of Cancer (2011) doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.383) in men under 65 years with prostate cancer could [...]

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