A new cause of breast cancer predisposition.

Project Description

Research into the early detection of breast cancer in adults. A small proportion of breast cancer is caused by mutations in the breast cancer predisposition genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2 but the majority of breast cancers have no identifiable genetic predisposition. In this study, we propose that BRCA1 can be inactivated in all cells of the body by a novel mechanism which can predispose to breast cancer. This will allow a possible new method for screening for risk of breast cancer by using a blood test.

Year

2007

Researchers

Dr Alexander Dobrovic To be confirmed

Institution

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Award / Duration

Research Grant: 2007

Funding

$70,000

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