Prédispositions génétiques au cancer du sein

Translated title of the contribution: Genetic predisposition for breast cancer

G. Berchem*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Approximately 10 to 15% of patients with breast cancer have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer. In about half of these patients a mutation in the genes of BRCA1 or 2 can be detected. A mutation in one of these genes entails a significant increase in the lifetime breast cancer risk, which can be up to 75%. These mutations have profound medical as well as psychological implications. In this paper I will discuss some of these implications and suggest a management scheme for these patients.

Translated title of the contributionGenetic predisposition for breast cancer
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • BRCA
  • Familial breast cancer
  • Prevention
  • Screening


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