Rapid progression of prostate cancer in men with a BRCA2 mutation

S. A. Narod, S. Neuhausen, G. Vichodez, S. Armel, H. T. Lynch, P. Ghadirian, S. Cummings, O. Olopade, D. Stoppa-Lyonnet, F. Couch, T. Wagner, E. Warner, W. D. Foulkes, H. Saal, J. Weitzel, A. Tulman, A. Poll, R. Nam, P. Sun, Jessica DanquahSusan Domchek, Nadine Tung, Peter Ainsworth, Douglas Horsman, Charmaine Kim-Sing, Christine Maugard, Andrea Eisen, Mary Daly, Wendy McKinnon, Marie Wood, Claudine Isaacs, Dawna Gilchrist, Beth Karlan, Raluca Nedelcu, Wendy Meschino, Judy Garber, Barbara Pasini, Siranoush Manoukian, Christina Bellati

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Abstract

Men with BRCA2 mutations have been found to be at increased risk of developing prostate cancer. There is a recent report that BRCA2 carriers with prostate cancer have poorer survival than noncarrier prostate cancer patients. In this study, we compared survival of men with a BRCA2 mutation and prostate cancer with that of men with a BRCA1 mutation and prostate cancer. We obtained the age at diagnosis, age at death or current age from 182 men with prostate cancer from families with a BRCA2 mutation and from 119 men with prostate cancer from families with a BRCA1 mutation. The median survival from diagnosis was 4.0 years for men with a BRCA2 mutation vs 8.0 years for men with a BRCA1 mutation, and the difference was highly significant (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Narod, S. A., Neuhausen, S., Vichodez, G., Armel, S., Lynch, H. T., Ghadirian, P., Cummings, S., Olopade, O., Stoppa-Lyonnet, D., Couch, F., Wagner, T., Warner, E., Foulkes, W. D., Saal, H., Weitzel, J., Tulman, A., Poll, A., Nam, R., Sun, P., ... Bellati, C. (2008). Rapid progression of prostate cancer in men with a BRCA2 mutation. British Journal of Cancer, 99(2), 371-374. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6604453