Prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Jewish mutations in Spanish breast cancer patients

Br J Cancer. 1999 Mar;79(7-8):1302-3. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6690208.


We screened the 185delAG and 5382insC (BRCA1) and the 6174delT (BRCA2) mutation in 298 Spanish women with breast cancer. Two women (one with Sephardic ancestors) presented the 185delAG mutation and the same haplotype reported in Ashkenazim with this mutation. This suggests a common origin of the 185delAG in both Sephardic and Ashkenazi populations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • BRCA2 Protein
  • Breast Neoplasms / ethnology
  • Breast Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Female
  • Genes, BRCA1 / genetics*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Haplotypes
  • Humans
  • Jews*
  • Microsatellite Repeats / genetics
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation
  • Neoplasm Proteins / genetics*
  • Spain / ethnology
  • Transcription Factors / genetics*


  • BRCA2 Protein
  • Genetic Markers
  • Neoplasm Proteins
  • Transcription Factors