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Topic: Unclear Explanation of Genetic Results Affects Tx Decisions

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ATM, BARD1, BRCA1, BRCA2, BRIP1, CDH1, CHEK2, NBN, NF1, PALB2, PTEN, RAD51C, RAD51D, STK11, TP53, and mismatch repair genes (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2, EPCAM)

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 12:02PM

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Unclear Explanation of Genetic Testing Results Seems to Affect Treatment Decisions
April 13, 2017

A study suggests that genetic test results are not being clearly communicated to women and may be causing them to opt for breast cancer treatment that is more aggressive than they need. Read more...

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Apr 19, 2017 12:57PM BarredOwl wrote:

The feature above includes a link to the original research article by Kurian et al. There is also an accompanying editorial regarding the work here:

Ahn (2017): "Genetic Testing in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer: Room for Improvement"


Stage IA IDC, 9/2013 BMX. Right: IDC (1.5 mm, grade 2) with DCIS (5+ cm), 0/4 nodes, pN0. Left: DCIS (5+ cm), 0/1 node, pN0(i+).

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