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  • Retraction Note
  • Open Access

Retraction Note to: The BRCA2 variant c.68–7 T > A is associated with breast cancer

Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice201816:10

  • Received: 16 April 2018
  • Accepted: 16 April 2018
  • Published:

The original article was published in Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2017 15:20


This article [1] has been retracted at the request of the authors. Upon re-review of the data, the authors identified coding errors in this study. Due to an error in the SQL query, the conclusions drawn in the article are incorrect. A re-examination of the data shows that there is no association between familial breast cancer and the BRCA2 variant c.68–7 T > A. Another recent study suggests that the variant is not pathogenic [2]. All authors agree to this retraction.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medical Genetics, Research Group Inherited Cancer, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Center for Hereditary Tumors, HELIOS-Klinikum Wuppertal, University of Witten-Herdecke, Wuppertal, Germany
Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics, The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


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  2. Colombo M, et al. The BRCA2 c.68-7T > a variant is not pathogenic: a model for clinical calibration of spliceogenicity. Hum Mutat. 2018;39:729–41.View ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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