Molecular genetic testing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in high-risk women with breast/ovarian cancer is effective in determining genetic predisposition to cancer. Spectrum of mutations found in both genes is variable and further investigation is needed for estimation of more frequent or "founder" mutations. The genetic counselling and preventive clinical follow-up of gene carriers has to be part of the genetic program.
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