The Risk Assessment Program provides ongoing studies of the biological, genetic and environmental factors that influence cancer risk. The program responds to the rapid progress in the field of human genetics. Scientists are working to understand more about the hereditary factors, or genes, that influence the risk of these cancers for both men and women.
We continue to study mutations in BRCA1, BRCA2 and other cancer-related genes. As members of the Human Genome Studies Consortium, we are exploring new directions in genetic risk assessment.