Advances & More News / Newscasting from Canada: Older Women Still at Risk for Cancer With BRCA1/2 Mutations

The risk for cancer, including breast and ovarian cancer, remains high for women older than 50 years with genetic BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer. Kelly A. Metcalfe, Ph.D., from Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues estimated the cumulative risks for all cancers in women from 50 to 75 years of age with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 pathogenic variant. The analysis included 2,211 women seen at 85 centers in 16 countries who were followed until a diagnosis of cancer, death, age 75 years, or last follow-up. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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