These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.


Founder BRCA1/BRCA2/PALB2 pathogenic variants in French-Canadian breast cancer cases and controls

Authors: Supriya Behl, Nancy Hamel, Manon de Laduarantaye, Stephanie Lepage, Rejean LaPointe, Anne-Marie Mes-Massson, William Foulkes

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of genetic testing for these variants of the BRCA gene in Montreal French Canadians. A total of 555 breast cancer cases unselected for family history or age of diagnosis were genotyped, along with 1940 controls without a personal or family history of cancer. Almost 10% of the early onset cases of BC were heterozygous for founder BRCA1 or BRCA2. 7 of the 20 variants of the breast cancer gene tested for were found in this study.

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