Influence of the Angelina Jolie Announcement and Insurance Reimbursement on Practice Patterns for Hereditary Breast Cancer

@inproceedings{Lee2017InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the Angelina Jolie Announcement and Insurance Reimbursement on Practice Patterns for Hereditary Breast Cancer},
  author={Jihyoun Lee and Sungwon Kim and Eunyoung Kang and Su Yeon Park and Zisun Kim and Min Hyuk Lee},
  booktitle={Journal of breast cancer},
  year={2017}
}
Lack of awareness, the stigma of carrying a genetic mutation, and economic factors are barriers to acceptance of BRCA genetic testing or appropriate risk management. We aimed to investigate the influence of Angelina Jolie's announcement of her medical experience and also health insurance reimbursement for BRCA gene testing on practice patterns for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). A survey regarding changes in practice patterns for HBOC before and after the announcement was conducted… CONTINUE READING