A population-based study of Ashkenazi Jewish women’s attitudes toward genetic discrimination and BRCA1/2 testing

@article{Lehmann2002APS,
  title={A population-based study of Ashkenazi Jewish women’s attitudes toward genetic discrimination and BRCA1/2 testing},
  author={Lisa Soleymani Lehmann and Jane C. Weeks and Neil Klar and Judy E Garber},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={4},
  pages={346-352}
}
Purpose: The Human Genome Project continues to produce an increasing number of genetic susceptibility tests. Some of these genetic tests target social or ethnic groups who are at increased risk of developing a disease. The Ashkenazi Jewish community is one ethnic group that is an ongoing subject of genetic investigation. We assessed the attitudes of a population-based sample of Ashkenazi Jewish women toward breast–ovarian cancer susceptibility testing (BRCA1/2). In particular, we assessed… CONTINUE READING