Inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are common in people of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish descent. One in forty Ashkenazi Jewish people will have a mutation in one or both genes. Mutations in these genes have been linked to an increased risk for breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and other cancers.
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