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Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing

Kelly E. Ormond, MS; Cecelia Bellcross, MS; and Scott Weissman, MS
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From Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611; Dean Health Systems–St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Madison, WI 53715; and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(4):303-304. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-144-4-200602210-00017
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Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

The summary below is from the full reports titled “Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility: Recommendation Statement” and “Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Susceptibility: Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.” They are in the 6 September 2005 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 143, pages 355-361 and 362-379). The first report was written by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; the second report was written by H.D. Nelson, L. Hoyt Huffman, R. Fu, and E.L. Harris.


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