Women's Health 2020
How is the risk of cancer affected by the BRCA gene?
The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene, or the ‘Angelina Jolie gene’ as many know it, is a human gene that produces tumour suppressor proteins. Mutating or altering this gene can result in incorrect functioning and, as a result, increased likelihood of cells developing genetic alterations, which can lead to cancer. The BRCA1/2 mutation does not cause … Continued