What is BRCA?
Everyone carries the BRCA gene: BRCA1 and BRCA2. These genes are mainly responsible for repairing damaged DNA and maintaining stable cell growth.
If a person carries a mutation of the BRCA gene, the risks of developing breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer increases.
Next Generation Sequencing
Sanomics uses NGS to determine whether the patient carries the mutated BRCA gene.
NGS is a high-throughput sequencing technique that is able to provide information regarding the transcriptome of the cell. It has the ability to quantify gene expression, specifically in this test , the BRCA gene. It can also detect novel transcripts and unknown genetic mutations
Advantages of BRCAZoom
People diagnosed with certain cancers ie. breast, ovarian, prostate cancer
People with a family history of known BRCA gene mutation or breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer.