BRCA1/2 predictive testing and gender: uptake, motivation and psychological characteristics.

@article{Denayer2009BRCA12PT,
  title={BRCA1/2 predictive testing and gender: uptake, motivation and psychological characteristics.},
  author={Lieve Denayer and Andrea Boogaerts and Kristien Philippe and Eric Legius and Gerry Evers-Kiebooms},
  journal={Genetic counseling},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={293-305}
}
BRCA1/2 predictive testing and gender: Uptake, motivation and psychological characteristics: Data on male uptake of BRCA1/2 predictive testing and psychological characteristics of males in comparison to females are scarce. We investigated gender differences in the cohort tested at the Center for Human Genetics in Leuven during a 10-year period (1998-2007). Males were significantly older than females. Breast cancer related distress (IES) was significantly lower in men and was not associated with… CONTINUE READING

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