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Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Clinical Care for Hereditary Breast Cancer

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This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Erratum Volume 43, Issue 6, 824, Article first published online: 30 September 2014

  • Disclosure: Jacquelyn Powers is supported by the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Center and the Basser Center for BRCA. Jill Stopfer is supported by the Marjorie Cohen Foundation, the Mariann and Robert MacDonald Cancer Risk Evaluation Center, and the Basser Center for BRCA.

ABSTRACT

During the last 30 years, key advances in the field of cancer genetics have improved identification of high-risk families in which cancer risk can be linked to mutations in cancer susceptible genes. Identification of individuals with heritable cancer risk may influence short- and long-term medical management issues. Heightened screening and risk reducing options can offer lifesaving interventions for the woman and family members who are at risk.

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