Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

(Thematic disease group 3)

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome (HBOC) is characterized by a high risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

Two genes are associated with the majority of HBOC families: BRCA1 and BRCA2. Other, less common genes associated with an increased risk of developing breast and other cancers, such as PTEN and TP53, are included in Thematic disease group 4 Other rare genturis.

 

Thematic leads

Thematic leads for HBOC in ERN GENTURIS are:

Judith Balmaña at the Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol in Barcelona, Spain.

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Patient representatives

Darja Molan, board member of Europa Donna Slovenia

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Salvo Testa, president of MUTAGENS, Italy

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