Prognosis impacted by BRCA gene?

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Question from Batemom: Are there any new studies that show how the BRCA gene impacts breast cancer prognosis?
Answers - Carol Kaplan I don't believe San Antonio brought any new trial results regarding this issue. However, as Dr. Oratz discussed previously, triple-negative breast cancer unfortunately brings with it a worse prognosis than certain other subsets of breast cancer, and triple-negative breast cancer is associated with the BRCA1 mutation.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured Ruth Oratz, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Carol Kaplan, M.D. answering your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening techniques, treatment options, and more.

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