Jacquelyn M Powers

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Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in family members of individuals with known deleterious mutations can distinguish between patients at high risk of disease and those who are not. Some studies have suggested that individuals testing negative for known familial mutations (true negatives), may still have a higher risk of breast cancer (BC) than(More)
BACKGROUND Men with germline breast cancer 1, early onset (BRCA1) or breast cancer 2, early onset (BRCA2) gene mutations have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer (PCa) than noncarriers. IMPACT (Identification of Men with a genetic predisposition to ProstAte Cancer: Targeted screening in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and controls) is an international(More)
PURPOSE Multiplex genetic testing, including both moderate- and high-penetrance genes for cancer susceptibility, is associated with greater uncertainty than traditional testing, presenting challenges to informed consent and genetic counseling. We sought to develop a new model for informed consent and genetic counseling for four ongoing studies. METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most important breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes. Biallelic mutations in BRCA2 can lead to Fanconi anemia and predisposition to cancers, whereas biallelic BRCA1 mutations have not been confirmed, presumably because one wild-type BRCA1 allele is required during embryogenesis. This study describes an individual(More)
PURPOSE The risks, benefits, and utilities of multiplex panels for breast cancer susceptibility are unknown, and new counseling and informed consent models are needed. We sought to obtain patient feedback and early outcome data with a novel tiered-binned model for multiplex testing. METHODS BRCA1/2-negative and untested patients completed pre- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the benefits and risks of intravenous (IV) ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) in children with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). STUDY DESIGN In a retrospective cohort study of patients seen at our center, we identified all FCM infusions in children with IDA over a 12-month period through a query of pharmacy records. Clinical data, including(More)
PURPOSE Clinical testing for germ-line variation in multiple cancer susceptibility genes is available using massively parallel sequencing. Limited information is available for pretest genetic counseling regarding the spectrum of mutations and variants of uncertain significance in defined patient populations. METHODS We performed massively parallel(More)
During the last 30 years, key advances in the field of cancer genetics have improved identification of high-risk families in which cancer risk can be linked to mutations in cancer susceptible genes. Identification of individuals with heritable cancer risk may influence short- and long-term medical management issues. Heightened screening and risk reducing(More)
The provisional criteria proposed in 1985 by Khachaturian et al. emphasized numbers of plaques and neglected tangles, as did CERAD (Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease). The decision to set an arbitrary number of plaques as "pathologic" assumed that some neuritic plaques are a normal phenomenon in the aging brain. Neuritic plaques and(More)
Risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) significantly reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer in pre-menopausal women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 (B1/2) mutations. Despite its clear benefits, little is known about non-cancer endpoints in this population. Medical records were examined in 226 B1/2 mutation carriers, who had previously undergone RRSO(More)