African American Ethnicity
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

List was last updated on Oct 15, 2020 @ 7:30 am.


    • Knowledge and Attitudes About Genetic Testing Among Black and White Women with Breast Cancer.
    • McCall MK, Ibikunle S, Murphy Y, Hunter K, Rosenzweig MQ.
    • J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Oct 6. doi: 10.1007/s40615-020-00878-5. Epub ahead of print.
    • Genetic Testing and Surveillance of Young Breast Cancer Survivors and Blood Relatives: A Cluster Randomized Trial.
    • Katapodi MC, Ming C, Northouse LL, Duffy SA, Duquette D, Mendelsohn-Victor KE, Milliron KJ, Merajver SD, Dinov ID, Janz NK.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 Sep 5;12(9):E2526. doi: 10.3390/cancers12092526.
    • Healthcare Disparities and the Demand for Expanding Hereditary Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines in African Americans.
    • Ciuro J, Beyer A, Fritzler J, Jackson N, Ahsan S.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Sep 2:S1526-8209(20)30215-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.08.010. Epub ahead of print.
    • Heritable susceptibility to breast cancer among African American women in the Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors Study.
    • Purrington KS, Raychaudhuri S, Simon MS, Clark J, Ratliff V, Dyson G, Craig DB, Boerner JL, Beebe-Dimmer JL, Schwartz AG.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Aug 31:cebp.0564.2020. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0564. Epub ahead of print.
    • Gene panel screening for insight towards breast cancer susceptibility in different ethnicities.
    • Bishop MR, Omeler-Fenaud SM, Huskey ALW, Merner ND.
    • PLoS One. 2020 Aug 31;15(8):e0238295. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238295.
    • Patterns of cancer family history and genetic counseling eligibility among African Americans with breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers: A Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors cohort study.
    • Purrington KS, Schwartz AG, Ruterbusch JJ, Manning MA, Nair M, Wenzlaff AS, Pandolfi SS, Simon MS, Beebe-Dimmer J.
    • Cancer. 2020 Aug 4. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33126. Epub ahead of print.
    • Ancestry-specific hereditary cancer panel yields: Moving toward more personalized risk assessment.
    • Roberts ME, Susswein LR, Janice Cheng W, Carter NJ, Carter AC, Klein RT, Hruska KS, Marshall ML.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Aug;29(4):598-606. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1257. Epub 2020 Mar 30.
    • Breaking Breast Cancer Color Barriers and Building Bridges.
    • Souers J, Thomas M.
    • FORCE. FORCE Blog. 2020 Jun 24.

    Web site: For the Breast of Us

    Information Guide: Our Accomplice Guide (For the Breast of Us)

    • Implementation of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2019.
    • Giri VN, Knudsen KE, Kelly WK, Cheng HH, Cooney KA, Cookson MS, Dahut W, Weissman S, Soule HR, Petrylak DP, Dicker AP, AlDubayan SH, Toland AE, Pritchard CC, Pettaway CA, Daly MB, Mohler JL, Parsons JK, Carroll PR, Pilarski R, Blanco A, Woodson A, Rahm A, Taplin ME, Polascik TJ, Helfand BT, Hyatt C, Morgans AK, Feng F, Mullane M, Powers J, Concepcion R, Lin DW, Wender R, Mark JR, Costello A, Burnett AL, Sartor O, Isaacs WB, Xu J, Weitzel J, Andriole GL, Beltran H, Briganti A, Byrne L, Calvaresi A, Chandrasekar T, Chen DYT, Den RB, Dobi A, Crawford ED, Eastham J, Eggener S, Freedman ML, Garnick M, Gomella PT, Handley N, Hurwitz MD, Izes J, Karnes RJ, Lallas C, Languino L, Loeb S, Lopez AM, Loughlin KR, Lu-Yao G, Malkowicz SB, Mann M, Mille P, Miner MM, Morgan T, Moreno J, Mucci L, Myers RE, Nielsen SM, O'Neil B, Pinover W, Pinto P, Poage W, Raj GV, Rebbeck TR, Ryan C, Sandler H, Schiewer M, Scott EMD, Szymaniak B, Tester W, Trabulsi EJ, Vapiwala N, Yu EY, Zeigler-Johnson C, Gomella LG.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jun 9:JCO2000046. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.00046. Epub ahead of print.

    Press: Cancer Experts Develop Precision Medicine-Based Genetic Testing Framework for Prostate Cancer. (GenomeWeb)

    Press: Consider Genetic Testing in All Metastatic Prostate Cancers. (MedPage Today)

    • Adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for BRCA testing among high risk breast Cancer patients: a retrospective chart review study.
    • Bobbili P, Olufade T, DerSarkissian M, Shenolikar R, Yu H, Duh MS, Tung N.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2020 Jun 6;18:13. doi: 10.1186/s13053-020-00144-z.
    • Clinical outcome and toxicity from taxanes in breast cancer patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 pathogenic germline mutations.
    • Bayraktar S, Zhou JZ, Bassett R, Gutierrez Barrera AM, Layman RM, Valero V, Arun B.
    • Breast J. 2020 Jun 4. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13922. Epub ahead of print.
    • Mutation prevalence tables for hereditary cancer derived from multi-gene panel testing.
    • Hart SN, Polley EC, Yussuf A, Yadav S, Goldgar DE, Hu C, LaDuca H, Smith LP, Fujimoto J, Li S, Couch FJ, Dolinsky JS.
    • Hum Mutat. 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1002/humu.24053. Epub ahead of print.
    • Contribution of Germline Predisposition Gene Mutations to Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women.
    • Palmer JR, Polley EC, Hu C, John EM, Haiman C, Hart SN, Gaudet M, Pal T, Anton-Culver H, Trentham-Dietz A, Bernstein L, Ambrosone CB, Bandera EV, Bertrand KA, Bethea TN, Gao C, Gnanaolivu RD, Huang H, Lee KY, LeMarchand L, Na J, Sandler DP, Shah PD, Yadav S, Yang W, Weitzel JN, Domchek SM, Goldgar DE, Nathanson KL, Kraft P, Couch FJ.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 May 19:djaa040. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djaa040. Epub ahead of print.

    Editorial:

    Genetic Testing May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities for African American Women.

    • For the Breast of Us celebrates one year online.
    • Souers J, Thomas M.
    • For the Breast of Us. 2020 May 14.
    • Invitae Study Finds Germline Risk Variants in Wide Range of Prostate Cancer Patients.
    • Anderson A.
    • GenomeWeb. 2020 May 5.
    • Utilization of genetic testing in breast cancer treatment after implementation of comprehensive multi-disciplinary care.
    • Doe S, Petersen S, Swain M.
    • Breast J. 2020 May;26(5):911-916. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13747. Epub 2020 Jan 9.
    • Acceptability and outcomes of multigene panel testing among young Black breast cancer survivors.
    • Conley CC, Garcia JD, Radford C, Reich RR, Monteiro AN, Pal T, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Breast J. 2020 Apr 22. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13848. Epub ahead of print.
    • Commentary
    • A road map for the future: An exploration of attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs among African Americans to tailor health promotion of cancer-related genetic counseling and testing.
    • Lumpkins CY, Philp A, Nelson KL, Miller LM, Greiner KA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Apr 15. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1277. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Germline BRCA Mutation Rates in Latina Women Presenting for Gynecologic Oncology Care.
    • Hong L, Gonzalez R, Unternaehrer J, Ioffe Y.
    • Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2020 Mar 23:1-8. doi: 10.1159/000506108. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Education on cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling to address cancer health disparities among racial/ethnic groups and rural populations: Implementing culturally tailored outreach through community health educators.
    • San Miguel-Majors SL, Whitaker DE, Davis BC, Bailey LO, Springfield SA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Mar 21. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1272. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Racial disparities in breast cancer hereditary risk assessment referrals.
    • Peterson JM, Pepin A, Thomas R, Biagi T, Stark E, Sparks AD, Johnson K, Kaltman R.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Mar 20. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1250. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Predictors of genetic beliefs toward cancer risk perceptions among adults in the United States: Implications for prevention or early detection.
    • McKinney LP, Gerbi GB, Caplan LS, Claridy MD, Rivers BM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Feb 27. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1228. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Evaluation of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Early Detection via Mammography Screening and Outcomes in African American and White American Patients.
    • Chen Y, Susick L, Davis M, Bensenhaver J, Nathanson SD, Burns J, Newman LA.
    • JAMA Surg. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2019.6032. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Geographic and Ethnic Heterogeneity of Germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation Prevalence Among Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Screened for Entry Into the POLO Trial.
    • Golan T, Kindler HL, Park JO, Reni M, Macarulla T, Hammel P, Van Cutsem E, Arnold D, Hochhauser D, McGuinness D, Locker GY, Goranova T, Schatz P, Liu YZ, Hall MJ.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Feb 19:JCO1901890. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.01890. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Pathogenic Variants in Cancer Predisposition Genes and Prostate Cancer Risk in Men of African Ancestry.
    • Matejcic M, Patel Y, Lilyquist J, Hu C, Lee KY, Gnanaolivu RD, Hart SN, Polley EC, Yadav S, Boddicker NJ, Raed Samara R, Xia L, Sheng X, Lubmawa A, Kiddu V, Masaba B, Namuguzi D, Mutema G, Job K, Dabanja HM, Ingles SA, Wilkens L, Le Marchand L, Watya S, Couch FJ, Conti DV, Haiman CA.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2020;4:32. doi: 10.1200/PO.19.00179. Epub 2020 Jan 31.
    • Evidence for an ancient BRCA1 pathogenic variant in inherited breast cancer patients from Senegal.
    • Ndiaye R, Diop JPD, Bourdon-Huguenin V, Dem A, Diouf D, Dieng MM, Diop PS, Kane Gueye SM, Ba SA, Dia Y, Ka S, Mbengue B, Thiam A, Sylla Niang M, Gueye PM, Faye O, Lopez Sall P, Cisse A, Diop PA, Sobol H, Dieye A.
    • NPJ Genom Med. 2020 Jan 31;5:8. doi: 10.1038/s41525-020-0114-7. eCollection 2020.
    • Inherited DNA-repair gene mutations in African American men with prostate cancer.
    • Sartor O, Yang S, Ledet E, Moses M, Nicolosi P.
    • Oncotarget. 2020 Jan 28;11(4):440-442. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.27456. eCollection 2020 Jan 28.
    • The big reveal: Family disclosure patterns of BRCA genetic test results among young Black women with invasive breast cancer.
    • Conley CC, Ketcher D, Reblin M, Kasting ML, Cragun D, Kim J, Ashing KT, Knott CL, Hughes-Halbert C, Pal T, Vadaparampil ST.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Jan 7. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1196. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Exome sequencing reveals a high prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 founder variants in a diverse population-based biobank.
    • Abul-Husn NS, Soper ER, Odgis JA, Cullina S, Bobo D, Moscati A, Rodriguez JE; CBIPM Genomics Team; Regeneron Genetics Center, Loos RJF, Cho JH, Belbin GM, Suckiel SA, Kenny EE.
    • Genome Med. 2019 Dec 31;12(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s13073-019-0691-1.
    • Black Women's Confidence in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
    • Sutton AL, Henderson A, Hurtado-de-Mendoza A, Tanner E, Khan M, Quillin J, Sheppard VB.
    • Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Dec 14;16(24). pii: E5112. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16245112.
    • Racial and Ethnic Differences in BRCA1/2 and Multigene Panel Testing Among Young Breast Cancer Patients.
    • Jones T, Trivedi MS, Jiang X, Silverman T, Underhill M, Chung WK, Kukafka R, Crew KD.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2019 Dec 4. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01646-8. [Epub ahead of print]

    Research news: Study: Racial and ethnic differences in genetic testing among young breast cancer survivors. (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Impact of Genetic Testing on Risk-Management Behavior of Black Breast Cancer Survivors: A Longitudinal, Observational Study.
    • Conley CC, Kasting ML, Augusto BM, Garcia JD, Cragun D, Gonzalez BD, Kim J, Ashing KT, Knott CL, Hughes-Halbert C, Pal T, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov 1. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07982-9. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Ellen Matloff's Forbes Article: What Beyoncé's Dad and Angelina Jolie Have in Common.
    • Matloff E.
    • My Gene Counsel. 2019 Oct 21.
    • Ethnic disparities among men with prostate cancer undergoing germline testing.
    • Kwon DH, Borno HT, Cheng HH, Zhou AY, Small EJ.
    • Urol Oncol. 2019 Oct 17. pii: S1078-1439(19)30361-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.09.010. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Do Women who Receive a Negative BRCA1/2 Risk Result Understand the Implications for Breast Cancer Risk?
    • Guan Y, Condit CM, Escoffery C, Bellcross CA, McBride CM.
    • Public Health Genomics. 2019 Oct 9:1-8. doi: 10.1159/000503129. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Beyoncé's Dad Just Revealed His Breast Cancer Diagnosis—Here's What You Need to Know About Male Breast Cancer.
    • Brenza A.
    • Health. 2019 Oct 3.
    • Inequities in multi-gene hereditary cancer testing: lower diagnostic yield and higher VUS rate in individuals who identify as Hispanic, African or Asian and Pacific Islander as compared to European.
    • Ndugga-Kabuye MK, Issaka RB.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Sep 17. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00144-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Prexasertib treatment induces homologous recombination deficiency and synergizes with olaparib in triple-negative breast cancer cells.
    • Mani C, Jonnalagadda S, Lingareddy J, Awasthi S, Gmeiner WH, Palle K.
    • Breast Cancer Res. 2019 Sep 6;21(1):104. doi: 10.1186/s13058-019-1192-2.
    • Race/ethnicity and accuracy of self-reported female first-degree family history of breast and other cancers in the Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry.
    • John EM, Canchola AJ, Sanagaramoorthy M, Koo J, Whittemore AS, West DW.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Sep 5. pii: cebp.0444.2019. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0444. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Understanding Medical Mistrust in Black Women at Risk of BRCA 1/2 Mutations.
    • Sutton AL, He J, Tanner E, Edmonds MC, Henderson A, Hurtado de Mendoza A, Sheppard VB.
    • J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2019 Fall;12(3):35-47.
    • Increased frequency of germline BRCA2 mutations associates with prostate cancer metastasis in a racially diverse patient population.
    • Petrovics G, Price DK, Lou H, Chen Y, Garland L, Bass S, Jones K, Kohaar I, Ali A, Ravindranath L, Young D, Cullen J, Dorsey TH, Sesterhenn IA, Brassell SA, Rosner IL, Ross D, Dahut W, Ambs S, Figg WD, Srivastava S, Dean M.
    • Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2019 Sep;22(3):406-410. doi: 10.1038/s41391-018-0114-1. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
    • Identification of novel epithelial ovarian cancer loci in Women of African Ancestry.
    • Manichaikul A, Peres LC, Wang XQ, Barnard ME, Chyn D, Sheng X, Du Z, Tyrer J, Dennis J, Schwartz AG, Cote ML, Peters E, Moorman PG, Bondy M, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Terry P, Alberg AJ, Bandera EV, Funkhouser E, Wu AH, Pearce CL, Pike M, Setiawan VW, Haiman CA; African American Breast Cancer Consortium (AABC); African Ancestry Prostate Cancer Consortium (AAPC), Palmer JR, LeMarchand L, Wilkens LR, Berchuck A, Doherty JA, Modugno F, Ness R, Moysich K, Karlan BY, Whittemore AS, McGuire V, Sieh W, Lawrenson K, Gayther S, Sellers TA, Pharoah P, Schildkraut JM; African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES); Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC).
    • Int J Cancer. 2019 Aug 30. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32653. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Assessing the effectiveness of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network genetic testing guidelines in identifying African American breast cancer patients with deleterious genetic mutations.
    • Ademuyiwa FO, Salyer P, Ma Y, Fisher S, Colditz G, Weilbaecher K, Bierut LJ.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05359-w. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Hereditary Susceptibility for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Associated With Western Sub-Saharan African Ancestry: Results From an International Surgical Breast Cancer Collaborative.
    • Newman LA, Jenkins B, Chen Y, Oppong JK, Adjei E, Jibril AS, Hoda S, Cheng E, Chitale D, Bensenhaver JM, Awuah B, Bekele M, Abebe E, Kyei I, Aitpillah F, Adinku M, Nathanson SD, Jackson L, Jiagge E, Merajver S, Petersen LF, Proctor E, Gyan KK, Martini R, Kittles R, Davis MB.
    • Ann Surg. 2019 Jul 6. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003459. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Prevalence of Suspected Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Germline Mutations Among a Diverse Cohort of Probands Reporting a Family History of Prostate Cancer: Toward Informing Cascade Testing for Men.
    • Chandrasekar T, Gross L, Gomella LG, Hegarty SE, Leong JY, Giri VN.
    • Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S2588-9311(19)30085-9. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2019.06.010. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Low Prevalence of the Four Common Colombian Founder Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 in Early-Onset and Familial Afro-Colombian Patients with Breast Cancer.
    • Vargas E, Torres Lopez DM, de Deugd R, Gil F, Nova A, Mora L, Viaña LF, Hernandez JD, Bruges R, Hamann U.
    • Oncologist. 2019 Jul;24(7):e475-e479. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0346. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
    • Awareness and acceptability of population-based screening for pathogenic BRCA variants: Do race and ethnicity matter?
    • Rubinsak LA, Kleinman A, Quillin J, Gordon SW, Sullivan SA, Sutton AL, Sheppard VB, Temkin SM.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Jun 22. pii: S0090-8258(19)31320-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Differences in referral patterns based on race for women at high-risk for ovarian cancer in the southeast: Results from a Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic.
    • Boitano TKL, Barrington DA, Batra S, McGwin G Jr, Turner TB, Farmer MB, Brown AM, Straughn MJ Jr, Leath CA 3rd.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Jun 10. pii: S0090-8258(19)31275-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.05.031. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Germline variants and somatic mutation signatures of breast cancer across populations of African and European ancestry in the US and Nigeria.
    • Wang S, Pitt JJ, Zheng Y, Yoshimatsu TF, Gao G, Sanni A, Oluwasola O, Ajani M, Fitzgerald D, Odetunde A, Khramtsova G, Hurley I, Popoola A, Falusi A, Ogundiran T, Obafunwa J, Ojengbede O, Ibrahim N, Barretina J, White KP, Huo D, Olopade O.
    • Int J Cancer. 2019 Jun 7. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32498. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Disparities in genetic services utilization in a random sample of young breast cancer survivors.
    • Nikolaidis C, Duquette D, Mendelsohn-Victor KE, Anderson B, Copeland G, Milliron KJ, Merajver SD, Janz NK, Northouse LL, Duffy SA, Katapodi MC.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Jun;21(6):1363-1370. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0349-1. Epub 2018 Nov 2.
    • BRCA1 and BRCA2 Pathogenic Sequence Variants in Women of African Origin or Ancestry.
    • Friebel TM, Andrulis IL, Balmaña J, Blanco AM, Couch FJ, Daly MB, Domchek SM, Easton DF, Foulkes WD, Ganz PA, Garber J, Glendon G, Greene MH, Hulick PJ, Isaacs C, Jankowitz RC, Karlan BY, Kirk J, Kwong A, Lee A, Lesueur F, Lu KH, Nathanson KL, Neuhausen SL, Offit K, Palmero EI, Sharma P, Tischkowitz M, Toland AE, Tung N, van Rensburg EJ, Vega A, Weitzel JN; GEMO Study Collaborators, Hoskins KF, Maga T, Parsons MT, McGuffog L, Antoniou AC, Chenevix-Trench G, Huo D, Olopade OI, Rebbeck TR.
    • Hum Mutat. 2019 May 21. doi: 10.1002/humu.23804. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genetic Testing and Results in a Population-Based Cohort of Breast Cancer Patients and Ovarian Cancer Patients.
    • Kurian AW, Ward KC, Howlader N, Deapen D, Hamilton AS, Mariotto A, Miller D, Penberthy LS, Katz SJ.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Apr 9:JCO1801854. doi: 10.1200/JCO.18.01854. [Epub ahead of print]

    Press: Genetic Testing Under-Utilized in Ovarian Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Risk Haplotypes Uniquely Associated with Radioiodine-Refractory Thyroid Cancer Patients of High African Ancestry.
    • Hurst Z, Liyanarachchi S, He H, Brock P, Sipos J, Nabhan F, Kebebew E, Green P, Cote GJ, Sherman S, Walker CJ, Chang YS, Xue S, Hollingsworth B, Li W, Genutis L, Menq E, de la Chapelle A, Jhiang SM.
    • Thyroid. 2019 Apr;29(4):530-539. doi: 10.1089/thy.2018.0687. Epub 2019 Feb 13.
    • Gaps in information about breast cancer risk and prevention impact African American women.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2019 Mar 14.

    Original research:

    Layers of information: interacting constraints on breast cancer risk-management by high-risk African American women.

    • A qualitative exploration of race-based differences in social support needs of diverse women with breast cancer on adjuvant therapy.
    • Paladino AJ, Anderson JN, Graff JC, Krukowski RA, Blue R, Jones TN, Buzaglo J, Kocak M, Vidal GA, Graetz I.
    • Psychooncology. 2019 Mar;28(3):570-576. doi: 10.1002/pon.4979. Epub 2019 Feb 5.
    • Layers of information: interacting constraints on breast cancer risk-management by high-risk African American women.
    • Padamsee TJ, Meadows R, Hils M.
    • Ethn Health. 2018 Dec 27:1-24. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1562053. [Epub ahead of print]

    Research news: Gaps in information about breast cancer risk and prevention impact African American women (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Black and Minority Ethnic women's decision-making for risk reduction strategies after BRCA testing: Use of context and knowledge.
    • Machirori M, Patch C, Metcalfe A.
    • Eur J Med Genet. 2018 Dec 12. pii: S1769-7212(18)30405-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmg.2018.12.006. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Psychosocial impact of BRCA testing in young Black breast cancer survivors.
    • Gonzalez BD, Hoogland AI, Kasting ML, Cragun D, Kim J, Ashing K, Holt CL, Hughes Halbert C, Pal T, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Dec;27(12):2778-2785. doi: 10.1002/pon.4887. Epub 2018 Oct 9.
    • Unusual recurrence of breast cancer in a BRCA-variant patient after fat grafting.
    • Skendelas JP, Lee C, Mangino A, Carson WE 3rd.
    • Clin Case Rep. 2018 Oct 31;6(12):2457-2462. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1861. eCollection 2018 Dec.
    • A Devastatingly "Minor" Relationship Between Male Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer.
    • Kolli S, Asarian A, Genato R, Xiao P.
    • Cureus. 2018 Oct 17;10(10):e3463. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3463.
    • Surgeon attitude impacts rate of genetic testing after a breast cancer diagnosis.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Oct 6.

    Association of Attending Surgeon With Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

    • Association of Attending Surgeon With Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    • Katz SJ, Bondarenko I, Ward KC, Hamilton AS, Morrow M, Kurian AW, Hofer TP.
    • JAMA Surg. 2018 Oct 1;153(10):909-916. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2001.

    Commentary:

    Consideration of Population-Based BRCA Testing as a Strategy to Reduce Disparities in Genetic Counseling Referrals: The Importance of Stating (and Proving) the Obvious.

    Research News: Association of Attending Surgeon With Variation in the Receipt of Genetic Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer. (FORCE, XRAYS)

    Research News: Surgeon Attitudes May Influence Genetic Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer. (Cancer Therapy Advisor)

    • Prospective Study of Cancer Genetic Variants: Variation in Rate of Reclassification by Ancestry.
    • Slavin TP, Van Tongeren LR, Behrendt CE, Solomon I, Rybak C, Nehoray B, Kuzmich L, Niell-Swiller M, Blazer KR, Tao S, Yang K, Culver JO, Sand S, Castillo D, Herzog J, Gray SW, Weitzel JN.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Oct 1;110(10):1059-1066. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy027.

    Introductory article, Editorial:

    The Ancestral Pace of Variant Reclassification.

    Full text: Prospective Study of Cancer Genetic Variants — Variation in Rate of Reclassification by Ancestry (Medscape Oncology)

    • Establishment of the Alabama Hereditary Cancer Cohort - strategies for the inclusion of underrepresented populations in cancer genetics research.
    • Bishop MR, Shah A, Shively M, Huskey ALW, Omeler SM, Bilgili EP, Jackson E, Daniell K, Stallworth E, Spina S, Shepp K, Bergstresser S, Davis A, Dean H, Gibson J, Johnson B, Merner ND.
    • Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2018 Sep;6(5):766-778. doi: 10.1002/mgg3.443. Epub 2018 Jul 1.
    • Uptake, Results, and Outcomes of Germline Multiple-Gene Sequencing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    • Kurian AW, Ward KC, Hamilton AS, Deapen DM, Abrahamse P, Bondarenko I, Li Y, Hawley ST, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Katz SJ.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2018 Aug 1;4(8):1066-1072. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.0644.

    Press: Multigene Sequencing Rapidly Replacing BRCA Tests. (Medscape Oncology)

    Letter, Comment:

    Cancer Risk Estimates for Study of Multiple-Gene Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

    Letter, Reply:

    Cancer Risk Estimates for Study of Multiple-Gene Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer-Reply.

    • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk Genes Identified by Multigene Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing.
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    Letter, Comment:

    Reported Biologic Differences in Breast Cancer by Race Due to Disparities in Screening.

    Letter, Reply:

    Reported Biologic Differences in Breast Cancer by Race Due to Disparities in Screening-Reply.

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    Research News: Researchers Seek Genetic Factors for Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women (JNCI)

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