What is BRAF?

BRAF is a gene

BRAF is found in every cell

BRAF is a biomarker that is important in certain kinds of cancer

BRAF gene creates the BRAF protein that controls growth in the cell

BRAF gene mutations can cause cells to grow and divide uncontrollably

BRAF gene mutations can cause cancer

BRAF gene mutations can help other cancers to get out of control

BRAF mutations are not usually hereditary, but can be

BRAF mutations can be important in many kinds of cancer:

  • Bowel Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)
  • Brain Cancers (eg glioblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma)
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Lung Adenocarcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer