Breast cancer risk following bilateral oophorectomy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: An International Case-Control Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • BRCA1 Protein
  • BRCA2 Protein
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Heterozygote
  • Ovariectomy

abstract

  • Oophorectomy is an effective means of reducing the risk of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 mutations. The data suggest oophorectomy is protective in BRCA2 carriers as well, but needs to be confirmed in other studies.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2004.00.7138

PubMed ID

  • 16234515

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 7491

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 23

number

  • 30