Decreased Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival of Men with BRCA2 Mutations and for Men from Breast Cancer Families

It is fairly common practice for those diagnosed with breast cancer to have genetic testing. Genetic testing is almost unheard of when men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Current research shows that genetic testing for men with prostate cancer could provide important information about both potential treatment efficacy and prognosis. A recent look at the [...]

BRCA2 Mutation Indicates Shorter Survival in Men with Prostate Cancer

A study performed in the UK, reported in the British Journal Cancer (2010), showed that men who have a deleterious germ-line mutation in the breast cancer 2 (BRCA2) gene and who have prostate cancer do not survive as long as men with prostate cancer who are non-carriers. There have been earlier studies that have shown [...]