This story was originally published July 1, 2014.
The film “Decoding Annie Parker” chronicles the discovery of BRCA1, an inherited gene mutation associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Together with uncovering BRCA2, the breakthrough transformed the way doctors aim to prevent and treat hereditary cancers.
Since BRCA1’s discovery, in 1994, Memorial Sloan Kettering specialists have continued to make significant strides in hereditary genetics. Learn more about the last 20 years’ progress and our current hereditary genetics research.