RAD50 gene

The RAD50 gene codes for a protein that plays a very important role in DNA maintenance and repair of incorrectly copied DNA.  Mutations in this gene greatly increase the risk for breast and ovarian cancer.  Increased mammograms and breast exams are recommended for those with this mutation.

Resources

https://www.ambrygen.com/sites/default/files/web/understanding_your_results/cancer/rad50_positive_uyr.pdf

https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/RAD50#conditions