BRCA2. Definition

Medical Definition: BRCA2

Gene on chromosome 13 that usually helps to suppress cell growth. It accounts for about 35% of cases of multiple familial incidence. It is also associated with male breast cancer, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer, for which a person inherits certain mutations (changes) in a BRCA2 gene have an increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian, prostate and other cancers.

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