BRCA1, familial breast-ovarian cancer susceptibility 1


Are there other names for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome?

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) syndrome is also known as BRCA-Related Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer syndrome. HBOC syndrome is often referred to by using the names of the genes associated with this condition. These genes include BRCA1 and BRCA2. Sometimes the two gene names are combined together to BRCA1/2, or simply referred to as BRCA. Some people also call BRCA1 and BRCA2 the "BRACA" genes. BRACA was the name of one of the first genetic tests to look at the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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