Medical Definition of BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

BRCA1 breast cancer susceptibility gene: A mutated (changed) version of the BRCA1 gene that makes a person susceptible to developing breast cancer. See: BRCA1.

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Reviewed on 12/4/2018

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