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What does HBOC stand for?

HBOC stands for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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An AstraZeneca spokesman said development was still at the "very early stages" but that it was envisaged the compound could be used to treat woman with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
The most prevalent hereditary syndromes associated with these tumors (Table) are hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC), and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN 2).
But while mutations in this gene account for large percentages of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, BRCA1 is almost always normal in nonfamilial incidences of these cancers, which form the large majority of cases.