Everyone carries BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. However, in some people, the BRCA gene is mutated (changed), which means that the gene does not work properly any longer.
People who inherit BRCA gene mutations are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer compared with the general population.
The genes most commonly tested for breast and ovarian cancer are BRCA1 and BRCA2. If a woman tests positive for faulty BRCA genes it is possible to benefit from measures...
The drug olaparib delays the recurrence of advanced ovarian cancer in woman who carry the BRCA gene.