Genetic counselling and testing for inherited gene mutations in newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer: a review of the existing literature and a proposed research agenda

@article{Meiser2008GeneticCA,
  title={Genetic counselling and testing for inherited gene mutations in newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer: a review of the existing literature and a proposed research agenda},
  author={B Meiser and Kathy M Tucker and Michael Friedlander and Kristine Barlow-Stewart and Elizabeth A Lobb and Christobel Saunders and Gillian Mitchell},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research : BCR},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={216 - 216}
}
Many women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and with a strong family history of breast cancer are referred to a family cancer service for genetic counselling and for consideration of genetic testing for germline mutations in cancer predisposition genes following completion of their cancer treatment. However, there is growing evidence that mutation status may influence treatment recommendations, and that there may be benefits in having 'treatment-focused genetic counselling and testing… CONTINUE READING

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