سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۴
محل انتشار: چهارمین همایش ملی بیوتکنولوژی ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۳
S B Azimifar – Medical Genetic Lab of Dr Zeinali.Fatemi Square, Bistoon St, Leon Building, Tehran.
S M Eram – Medical Genetic Lab of Dr Zeinali.Fatemi Square, Bistoon St, Leon Building, Tehran.
N Nafissi – Surgical Ward, Khatamol-Anbiae Hospital.
V Lotfi – Medical Genetic Lab of Dr Zeinali.Fatemi Square, Bistoon St, Leon Building, Tehran.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. In families afflicted with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, genetic analysis provides opportunities to prevent recurrence of the disease. We established a diagnostical strategy for determining BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations which have been believed to be the most common cause of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Our diagnostical strategy consists of scanning for various mutations of BRCA1/2 genes using DNA sequencing for all of the exons and their flanking regions. When a vandal mutation presents in BRCA1/2 gene, the risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer will increase and the doctor, who referred sample to us, will be informed to decide on preventive strategies.