domingo, 14 de septiembre de 2014

Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer: Awareness, Implementation & Population Screening


Genomics & Health Impact Update

Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer: Awareness, Implementation & Population Screening

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CDC initiative Know:BRCA. In the US, 9,000 women younger than 40 years are diagnosed every year with breast cancer.  In this younger group, breast cancer is generally more aggressive, found at a later stage, and has lower survival rates
CDC BRCA assessment tool for women: The Know:BRCA Assessment can help you assess your risk of having a BRCA mutation. Learning your risk can help you and your doctor make important decisions for your health
CDC sponsored study findings: Implementing a screening tool for identifying patients at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer: A statewide initiative.External Web Site Icon 
Brannon Traxler L, et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jul 22
Population-based screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2External Web Site Icon 
Mary-Claire King et al. JAMA, September 8, 2014 
Lasker winner calls for more genetic testing for cancer,External Web Site Icon by Lawrence K. Altman et al. New York Times, Sept 8
Study of Jewish women shows link to cancer without family history,External Web Site Icon by Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, Sept 4
The Angelina effect: immediate reach, grasp, and impact of going public.External Web Site Icon 
Dina L.G. Borzekowski et al. Genetics in Medicine (2013)

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