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? [...]

Prostate Cancer and the Role of Genes As Prognosticators

We know that both a positive family history and racial background are among the strongest epidemiological risk factors for prostate cancer. It is also recognized that the role of candidate genetic markers to prostate cancer is more difficult to identify than the identification of other cancer susceptibility genes. Despite the localization of several susceptibility loci, [...]