Gray Foundation Awards $3.75M to Study of BRCA Mutations in Ovarian and Other Cancers

Gray Foundation Awards $3.75M to Study of BRCA Mutations in Ovarian and Other Cancers
The Gray Foundation awarded a $3.75 million grant to a researcher team to study how BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, along with other genetic anomalies, increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers. The "team science grant" will fund the research for four years. The project is led by Patrick Sung, PhD, and a professor at UT Health San Antonio, working in collaboration with teams at University of Pennsylvania and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Women who inherit harmful mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene are about six times more likely to develop breast cancer during their lives than women in the general population, according to a recent large study by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). For ovarian cancer, the odds are even greater. About 1.3% of women in the general population will develop ovarian cance
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