Variation in rates of uptake of preventive options by Canadian women carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation

@inproceedings{Metcalfe2007VariationIR,
  title={Variation in rates of uptake of preventive options by Canadian women carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation},
  author={Kelly A Metcalfe and Parviz Ghadirian and Barry Rosen and William D Foulkes and C Kim-sing and Andrea Eisen and Peter Mark Ainsworth and Douglas E. Horsman and Christine M. Maugard and Diane Mich{\`e}le Provencher and Andr{\'e} Robideaux and Dawna Gilchrist and Albert E. Chudley and Edmond G. Lemire and Susan Armel and Amy P M Finch and Ping Sun and Steven A Narod},
  booktitle={Open medicine : a peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal},
  year={2007}
}
BACKGROUND Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation have several options for cancer prevention, including prophylactic surgery, chemoprevention and screening. In this study we report on preventive practices used by women with and without breast cancer and examine differences in their selection of preventive practices according to geographic area in Canada. METHODS Canadian women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation were followed after genetic testing and questioned about their preventive… CONTINUE READING