null Global resource helps to inform understanding of cancer risk
Source: McGill Newsroom
McGill University has helped develop a global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The BRCA Exchange was created through the BRCA Challenge, a long-term demonstration project initiated by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health to enhance sharing of BRCA1/BRCA2 data. The resource, available through a website and a new smartphone app, allows clinicians to review expert classifications of variants in these major cancer predisposition genes as part of their individual assessment of complex questions related to cancer prevention, screening, and intervention for high-risk patients.
Read more about work by Bartha Knoppers, PhD, a member of the Child Health and Human Development Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and her McGill colleague Adrian Thorogood.