Cáncer de mama en seis familias del Tolima y el Huila: Mutación BRCA1 3450del4

Translated title of the contribution: Breast cancer in six families from Tolima and Huila: BRCA1 3450del4 mutation

Jennyfer Benavides, John Suárez, Ana Estrada, Mábel Bohórquez, Carolina Ramírez, Justo Olaya, Yesid Sánchez, Gilbert Mateus, Luis Carvajal, María Magdalena Echeverry

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Introduction: Breast cancer is a worldwide public health problem; between 5% and 10% of the cases present familial aggregation explained by genes of high risk such as BRCA1 and BRCA2. The founding origin of the deletion BRCA1 3450del4 in Colombia has been previously reported. Objective: To carry out in six families from Tolima and Huila departments a descriptive analysis of the presence of the BRCA1 3450del4 mutation associated with breast cancer and familial aggregation. Materials and methods: We conducted a descriptive and cross-sectional study of six index cases with breast cancer positive for BRCA1 3450del4 that fulfilled three of the criteria established by Jalkh, et al. The genealogical trees were made using the information of the interview data (GenoProTM, version 2016). The mutation was typified in healthy and affected relatives who agreed to participate. Results: Thirty of the 78 individuals selected by convenience in the six families presented the mutation BRCA1 3450del4 six of whom developed breast cancer, one, ovarian cancer, one ovarian and breast cancer, and one prostate cancer; 21 did not present any type of neoplasm at the time of the study. Of the 30 individuals carrying the pathogenic variant, six were men, 24 were women, and 13 of these were under 30. Conclusions: In this study of families with the deletion BRCA1 3450del4 in Tolima and Huila we confirmed its association with familial aggregation of breast cancer.

Translated title of the contributionBreast cancer in six families from Tolima and Huila: BRCA1 3450del4 mutation
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020


  • BRCA1
  • Breast neoplasms/genetics
  • Chromosome deletion
  • Genes
  • Mutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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