Breast cancer BRCA gene no death knell in long term

Breast cancer BRCA gene no death knell in long term

The more you analyse breast cancer rates the more you see how much it is not about genetics but about diet and lifestyle choices.

The latest large breast cancer review has found “Women with BRCA1-mutated breast cancer lived just as long as women who were not BRCA carriers…”

“The study tells women who are carriers of BRCA1 that their survival isn’t any worse than that of other young women with early-stage breast cancer”
Laura Kruper, MD, City of Hope in Duarte, California, August 2013.

Study by Huzarski T, et al “Ten-year survival in patients with BRCA1-negative and BRCA1-positive breast cancer” as published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013; DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2012.45.3571.  The study of more than 3,000 Polish women from 1996-2006 with newly diagnosed stage I-III invasive breast cancer, showed that women under 50 with breast cancer demonstrated similar unadjusted survival rates regardless of BRCA mutation status.  “BRCA1 carriers had a 10-year survival rate that did not achieve statistical significance” reported Steven A. Narod, MD, of Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, and colleagues.  BRCA1 mutation carriers account for only 2% of all breast cancer patients.  As reported by MedPage Today on August 12, 2013.


Posted: Wednesday 21 August 2013