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Gene Symbol BRCA2
Synonyms BRCC2 | BROVCA2 | FACD | FAD | FAD1 | FANCD | FANCD1 | GLM3 | PNCA2 | XRCC11
Gene Description BRCA2, breast cancer type 2 susceptibility protein, is a tumor suppressor involved in the homologous recombination pathway for double-strand DNA repair, thereby playing a role in genome stability (PMID: 27530658). BRCA2 germline mutations increase the risk of developing ovarian and/or breast cancer (PMID: 23364291) and somatic mutations are highest in colon, NSCLC, and ovarian cancers (PMID: 27283171).


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