Long-term psychosocial outcomes of BRCA1/BRCA2 testing: differences across affected status and risk-reducing surgery choice.

@article{Graves2012LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term psychosocial outcomes of BRCA1/BRCA2 testing: differences across affected status and risk-reducing surgery choice.},
  author={Kristi D. Graves and Patti L Vegella and Elizabeth A Poggi and Beth N. Peshkin and Angie Tong and Claudine Isaacs and Clinton Finch and Scott Kelly and Kathryn L. Taylor and George Luta and Marc D. Schwartz},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={445-55}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have documented the short-term impact of BRCA1/BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) testing; however, little research has examined the long-term impact of testing. We conducted the first long-term prospective study of psychosocial outcomes in a U.S. sample of women who had BRCA1/2 testing. METHODS Participants were 464 women who underwent genetic testing for BRCA1/2 mutations. Prior to testing, we measured sociodemographics, clinical variables, and cancer specific and general distress… CONTINUE READING
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