Mammography behavior after receiving a negative BRCA1 mutation test result in the Ashkenazim: A Community-based study

@article{Plon2000MammographyBA,
  title={Mammography behavior after receiving a negative BRCA1 mutation test result in the Ashkenazim: A Community-based study},
  author={Sharon E. Plon and Leif E. Peterson and Lois C. Friedman and Carolyn Sue Richards},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={2},
  pages={307-311}
}
Purpose: To define the impact of a negative BRCA1 test result on subsequent breast cancer screening behavior in women.Methods: Longitudinal study of a community-based sample of Ashkenazi Jews offered testing for the 185delAG BRCA1 mutation in 1996. Of 309 participants, 118 women were mutation negative, of average risk (based on family history of cancer), unaffected with breast cancer, and provided complete data at baseline, and Year 1 and Year 2 follow-up questionnaires.Results: Women age 50… CONTINUE READING

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