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Childers CP, Childers KK, Maggard-Gibbons M
National estimates of genetic testing in women with a history of breast or ovarian cancer.
In the United States, 3.8 million women have a history of breast (BC) or ovarian cancer (OC). Up to 15 percent of cases are attributable to heritable mutations, which, if identified, provide critical knowledge for treatment and preventive care. This study found that fewer than one in five individuals with a history of BC or OC meeting select National Cancer Comprehensive Network criteria have undergone genetic testing.
Citation: Childers CP, Childers KK, Maggard-Gibbons M . National estimates of genetic testing in women with a history of breast or ovarian cancer. J Clin Oncol 2017 Dec 1;35(34):3800-06. doi: 10.1200/jco.2017.73.6314.
Keywords: Cancer, Cancer: Breast Cancer, Cancer: Ovarian Cancer, Family Health and History, Genetics, Quality of Care, Screening, Women