Development and validation of a simple questionnaire for the identification of hereditary breast cancer in primary care

@inproceedings{AshtonProlla2009DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a simple questionnaire for the identification of hereditary breast cancer in primary care},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Ashton-Prolla and Juliana Giacomazzi and Aishameriane Venes Schmidt and Fernanda Lenara Roth and Edenir In{\^e}z Palmero and Luciane Kalakun and Ernestina S Aguiar and Susana Mayer Moreira and Erica Batassini and Vanessa Belo-Reyes and Lav{\'i}nia Sch{\"u}ler-Faccini and Roberto Giugliani and Maira Caleffi and Suzi Camey},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2009}
}
Breast cancer is a significant public health problem worldwide and the development of tools to identify individuals at-risk for hereditary breast cancer syndromes, where specific interventions can be proposed to reduce risk, has become increasingly relevant. A previous study in Southern Brazil has shown that a family history suggestive of these syndromes may be prevalent at the primary care level. Development of a simple and sensitive instrument, easily applicable in primary care units, would… CONTINUE READING

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