Assessing breast cancer risk and BRCA1/2 carrier probability.

  title={Assessing breast cancer risk and BRCA1/2 carrier probability.},
  author={Julie O. Culver and Katrina J Lowstuter and Lauren Bowling},
  journal={Breast disease},
By identifying individuals with an increased risk of breast cancer, health professionals can offer prevention strategies tailored to individual risk levels. Such strategies may include early initiation of cancer screening, more frequent screening, targeted therapeutic or behavioral interventions, or prophylactic surgery. In order to achieve clinical benefits with this approach, however, risk assessment strategies and effective prevention measures must be available. In this article we review… CONTINUE READING