BRCA2

[ bē′är-sē′ā-tōō ]

n.

A tumor suppressor gene that, when inherited in a mutated state, is associated with the development of various cancers, especially breast and ovarian cancer.

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Example sentences from the Web for BRCA2

  • The case centers around Myriad, which has patents on BRCA1 and BRCA2, genes that are linked to a very high risk of breast cancer.

    It’s in the Genes|Megan McArdle|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST