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What do brca1 and brca2 stand for?
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In brief: BReast CAncer
The brca in brca1 and brca2 stands for breast cancer susceptibility gene.
They are a type of gene known as tumor suppressor genes.

In brief: BReast CAncer
The brca in brca1 and brca2 stands for breast cancer susceptibility gene.
They are a type of gene known as tumor suppressor genes.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Judy Mouchawar
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Breast cancer genes
"BR" stands for breast "CA" stands for cancer In the mid-1990s, two genes were found that are changed in many families with breast cancer.
The first gene found was named BRCA1 (BReast CAncer first gene found) and the second one was named BRCA2. The search for other genes continues.

In brief: Breast cancer genes
"BR" stands for breast "CA" stands for cancer In the mid-1990s, two genes were found that are changed in many families with breast cancer.
The first gene found was named BRCA1 (BReast CAncer first gene found) and the second one was named BRCA2. The search for other genes continues.
Dr. Judy Mouchawar
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Dr. Leon Egozi
Surgery
In brief: Breast ca
Breast cancer 1 and breast cancer 2- a test that shows if a person has a breast cancer gene.

In brief: Breast ca
Breast cancer 1 and breast cancer 2- a test that shows if a person has a breast cancer gene.
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