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New thinking on BRCA treatment

New thinking on BRCA treatment

The patients, 12% of whom were found to have faulty genes, were followed up for an average of just over eight years.

The study did not look at preventative mastectomies. Lynparza can cause harm to a developing fetus; women should be advised of the potential risk to the fetus and to use effective contraception.

While it put women at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, the faulty gene did not mean they were less likely to survive. Of the 266,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer and the 40,000 who will die of the disease this year, about 5 percent to 10 percent carry a mutation.

The women's medical records were tracked for up to 10 years.

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"This class of drugs has been used to treat advanced, BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer and has now shown efficacy in treating certain types of BRCA-mutated breast cancer", Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence, said in a statement.

These results did not vary between unadjusted or adjusted analyses, including adjustments for ethnicity and body mass index.

About a third of those with the BRCA mutation had a double mastectomy to remove both breasts after being diagnosed with cancer.

The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes usually produce molecules inside cells that help to fix DNA. Dave Fredrickson, Executive Vice President, Head of the Oncology Business Unit, AstraZeneca, recognizes the importance of the news: "This is significant for breast cancer patients, as the identification of BRCA status, in addition to hormone receptor and HER2 status, becomes a potentially critical step in the management of their disease".

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Asked for her perspective, Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc, of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, who was not involved in the study, said: "This is the largest prospective study looking at outcomes in BRCA-related breast cancer". These types of surgery were not examined in this study.

Sally Simmonds explains went to meet one woman who's chose to have a double mastectomy following support form Cancer Research UK.

This UK study findings suggest mastectomies and other invasive preventive surgery may not be necessary soon after diagnosis, as has been the norm.

'We are delighted that the FDA has approved olaparib for advanced breast cancer in women who have inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, ' said Professor Andrew Tutt, director of the Breast Cancer Now Research Cancer in the United Kingdom, which played a pivotal role in developing the drug.

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"Decisions about timing of additional surgery to reduce future cancer risks should take into account patient prognosis after their first cancer, and their personal preferences", she added. Doctors had found that the star had mutations in BRCA genes which increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by four-to-eightfold. This early survival advantage also has been seen in ovarian cancer patients who have the BRCA mutation, the authors noted.

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