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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Mutations in Cancer Susceptibility Genes: BRCA1

Here is an example of the mutations seen in the BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene.

Individuals who inherit these cancer-predisposing germline mutations carry their mutated alleles in every cell in their bodies.

Mutations in Cancer Susceptibility Genes: <i>BRCA1</i>