Cancer risk management practices of noncarriers within BRCA1/2 mutation positive families in the Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer.

@article{Dawson2008CancerRM,
  title={Cancer risk management practices of noncarriers within BRCA1/2 mutation positive families in the Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer.},
  author={Sarah-Jane Dawson and Melanie Anne Price and Mark A Jenkins and Joanne M. McKinley and Phyllis Butow and Sue-Anne Mclachlan and Geoffrey J Lindeman and Prue C. Weideman and Michael Friedlander and John L. Hopper and K V Phillips},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={225-32}
}
PURPOSE Women from BRCA mutation-positive families who do not carry the family-specific mutation are generally at average cancer risk and therefore do not require intensive risk management. METHODS Participants were female noncarriers from BRCA mutation-positive families who had responded to 3 yearly follow-up questionnaires and had chosen to either receive or not receive their genetic test result. In the former group, undertaking mammography younger than age 40 years or more than once every… CONTINUE READING

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