Cost-effective to screen all women for breast cancer genes: study – Sydney Morning Herald

Global clinical guidelines only recommend genetic testing for high-risk women, for example those fitting clinical criteria or with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. However, half of BRCA carriers do not meet the criteria and are not tested.
“To me it’s pretty momentous, in terms of saying that the guidelines laid out are too strict and that relaxing them and providing testing … would certainly provide a lot of benefit and double detection rates of hereditary breast cancer,”…

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