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 BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Sure, we need more research about prostate cancer, but fortunately we also gain from research into other cancers. The commonly referred to breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2 might also increase a man’s risk for developing an aggressive strain of prostate cancer. According to a report in Reuters, men with prostate cancer who also carry [...]

Danger BRCA1 & BRCA2 Genes and Prostate Cancer

A faulty gene closely associated with breast cancer is also responsible for a particularly dangerous form of prostate cancer, research has confirmed. The British Journal of Cancer reported a study that a University of Toronto research team found prostate cancer patients carrying the BRCA2 gene lived on average for four years after diagnosis as opposed [...]