The relationship between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and cancer is well established. But there is also a genetic mutation factor prevalent among ethnic groups that heightens the possibility of having one or more BRCA mutations which could lead to prostate and breast cancers. The B’nai Brith Society in British Columbia has launched a new website that is dedicated to explaining what BRCA gene mutations are, their relationship to specific forms of cancer and their frequency among the Ashkenazi-Jewish population.
You will find this website of interest and value even if you are not a member of that specific community. The website does a good job of explaining some of the basics of BRCA genetic mutations and their prevalence. It also lists a number of public and private genome testing services that are available and what they provide, including the Hereditary Cancer Program offered by the BC Cancer Agency.
You can find the website at https://www.brcainbc.ca