Impact of Panel Gene Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer on Patients

  title={Impact of Panel Gene Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer on Patients},
  author={Heidi S. Lumish and Hallie Steinfeld and Carrie Koval and Donna M Russo and Elana J Levinson and Julia Wynn and James Duong and Wendy K Chung},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
Recent advances in next generation sequencing have enabled panel gene testing, or simultaneous testing for mutations in multiple genes for a clinical condition. With more extensive and widespread genetic testing, there will be increased detection of genes with moderate penetrance without established clinical guidelines and of variants of uncertain significance (VUS), or genetic variants unknown to either be disease-causing or benign. This study surveyed 232 patients who underwent genetic… CONTINUE READING


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