BRAF gene

Definition / meaning of BRAF gene

A gene that makes a protein called B-RAF, which is involved in sending signals in cells and in cell growth. This gene may be mutated (changed) in many types of cancer, which causes a change in the B-RAF protein. This can increase the growth and spread of cancer cells.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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