What is breast cancer?
BRCA2, on chromosome 13, is one of the genes associated with hereditary breast cancer. Although gender, age and environmental effects are major risk factors for breast cancer, having a mutation in either the BRCA2 gene or BRCA1 gene (on chromosome 17) increases the risk.
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BRCA1, on chromosome 17, is one of the genes associated with hereditary breast cancer.
Matt Ridley talks about chromosome 13, BRCA2 gene for breast cancer susceptibility.
Mary-Claire King talks about testing for breast cancer.
Mary-Claire King reflects on how knowledge gained from the identification of BRCA1 and BRCA2 could lead to improved cancer treatments.
Mary-Claire King talks about the value of using the centuries-old tool of family pedigrees to gain insight into patterns of inheritance of genetic disorders.
Denise talks about her family's affliction with inherited breast cancer and her decision to have her breasts removed as a preventive measure.
Mary-Claire King speaks about how much was yet to be understood about the genetic mechanisms of cancer when she began her hunt for genes associated with breast cancer.
Mary-Claire King talks about her first steps toward finding the gene responsible for certain kinds of inherited breast cancer.
Mary-Claire King is currently a professor and activist at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Mark Skolnick is Chief Scientific Officer at Myriad Genetics, Inc.