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What You Need to Know About Cancer Genomics

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The awareness and implementation of genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes has grown since the ground breading discover of the BRCA gene mutation. Certain variations of the BRCA1 gene lead to an increased risk for breast cancer as part of a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome. Only about 3%-8% of all women with breast cancer carry a mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2. Similarly, BRCA1 mutations are only seen in about 18% of ovarian cancers (13% germline mutations and 5% somatic mutations).…