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    Do Breast Cancer Risk Scores Work for You?

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    • Review
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    Research news: Study: Frequency of inherited mutations linked to breast cancer are similar in Black and white women. (FORCE. XRAY)

    Research news: UPenn Study Finds Similar Rates of Risk Mutations Among Black, White Breast Cancer Patients. (Precision Oncology News)

    • Molecular Features and Functional Implications of Germline Variants in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
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    Original research:

    Current progress and questions in germline genetics of prostate cancer.

    • Knowledge and perceptions of BRCA1/2 genetic testing and needs of diverse women with a personal or family history of breast cancer in South Florida.
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    • Development of a culturally sensitive narrative intervention to promote genetic counseling among African American women at risk for hereditary breast cancer.
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    Original research:

    Time Trends in Receipt of Germline Genetic Testing and Results for Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer, 2012-2019.

    • Time Trends in Receipt of Germline Genetic Testing and Results for Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer or Ovarian Cancer, 2012-2019.
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    Research news: Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: What Has Changed and What Still Needs To Change? (Medscape)

    • Implementing genomic screening in diverse populations.
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    • First- and second-degree family history of ovarian and breast cancer in relation to risk of invasive ovarian cancer in African American and White women.
    • Bethea TN, Ochs-Balcom HM, Bandera EV, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Camacho F, Chyn D, Cloyd EK, Harris HR, Joslin CE, Myers E, Moorman PG, Peres LC, Rosenow W, Setiawan VW, Wu AH, Rosenberg L, Schildkraut JM.
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    • Inherited predisposition to breast cancer in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study.
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    • Volunteer Spotlight – Ashley Dedmon
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    • Increased ease of access to genetic counseling for low-income women with breast cancer using a point of care screening tool.
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    Time for BRCA Testing Among Women 65 Years or Older in the United States.

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    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.
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    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)

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    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 May 19:djaa040. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djaa040. Epub ahead of print.


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

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    • The big reveal: Family disclosure patterns of BRCA genetic test results among young Black women with invasive breast cancer.
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    • Black Women's Confidence in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
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    Research news: Study: Racial and ethnic differences in genetic testing among young breast cancer survivors. (FORCE. XRAYS.)

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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • Germline variants and somatic mutation signatures of breast cancer across populations of African and European ancestry in the US and Nigeria.
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    • Disparities in genetic services utilization in a random sample of young breast cancer survivors.
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    • 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.
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    • Genetic Testing and Results in a Population-Based Cohort of Breast Cancer Patients and Ovarian Cancer Patients.
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    Press: Genetic Testing Under-Utilized in Ovarian Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Risk Haplotypes Uniquely Associated with Radioiodine-Refractory Thyroid Cancer Patients of High African Ancestry.
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    • 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.
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    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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


    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.
    • Shimelis H, LaDuca H, Hu C, Hart SN, Na J, Thomas A, Akinhanmi M, Moore RM, Brauch H, Cox A, Eccles DM, Ewart-Toland A, Fasching PA, Fostira F, Garber J, Godwin AK, Konstantopoulou I, Nevanlinna H, Sharma P, Yannoukakos D, Yao S, Feng BJ, Tippin Davis B, Lilyquist J, Pesaran T, Goldgar DE, Polley EC, Dolinsky JS, Couch FJ.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Aug 1;110(8):855-862. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy106.

    Research news:

    New triple-negative breast cancer risk genes identified.

    Research news: Triple-negative: Genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer. (Science Daily)

    Research news: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Germline Variants in Several Cancer Genes. (Precision Oncology News)

    Research news: Study identifies genes associated with risk of triple-negative breast cancer. (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Effect of exercise on metabolic syndrome in black women by family history and predicted risk of breast cancer: The FIERCE Study.
    • Dash C, Taylor TR, Makambi KH, Hicks J, Hagberg JM, Adams-Campbell LL.
    • Cancer. 2018 Aug;124(16):3355-3363. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31569. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
    • A survey of microRNA single nucleotide polymorphisms identifies novel breast cancer susceptibility loci in a case-control, population-based study of African-American women.
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    • Breast Cancer Res. 2018 Jun 5;20(1):45. doi: 10.1186/s13058-018-0964-4.
    • Reproductive history, breast-feeding and risk of triple negative breast cancer: The Breast Cancer Etiology in Minorities (BEM) study.
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    • Reported Biologic Differences in Breast Cancer by Race Due to Disparities in Screening.
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    • JAMA Oncol. 2018 Jun 1;4(6):883. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.5906.

    Original Research:

    Comparison of Breast Cancer Molecular Features and Survival by African and European Ancestry in The Cancer Genome Atlas.

    Letter, Reply:

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

    • Characteristics of African American women at high-risk for ovarian cancer in the southeast: Results from a Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic.
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    • Mutational spectrum in a worldwide study of 29,700 families with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.
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    • Hum Mutat. 2018 May;39(5):593-620. doi: 10.1002/humu.23406. Epub 2018 Mar 12.
    • Challenges in recruiting African-American women for a breast cancer genetics study.
    • Compadre AJ, Simonson ME, Gray K, Runnells G, Kadlubar S, Zorn KK.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2018 Apr 24;16:8. doi: 10.1186/s13053-018-0091-3. eCollection 2018.
    • Prostate Cancer Genomics: Recent Advances and the Prevailing Underrepresentation from Racial and Ethnic Minorities.
    • Tan SH, Petrovics G, Srivastava S.
    • Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Apr 22;19(4). pii: E1255. doi: 10.3390/ijms19041255.
    • Genetic variants demonstrating flip-flop phenomenon and breast cancer risk prediction among women of African ancestry.
    • Wang S, Qian F, Zheng Y, Ogundiran T, Ojengbede O, Zheng W, Blot W, Nathanson KL, Hennis A, Nemesure B, Ambs S, Olopade OI, Huo D.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Apr;168(3):703-712. doi: 10.1007/s10549-017-4638-1. Epub 2018 Jan 4.
    • Discovery of mutations in homologous recombination genes in African-American women with breast cancer.
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    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Apr;17(2):187-195. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0036-4.
    • Disparities in genetics assessment for women with ovarian cancer: Can we do better?
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    • Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Apr;149(1):84-88. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2017.10.034.
    • Rare germline mutations in African American men diagnosed with early-onset prostate cancer.
    • Beebe-Dimmer JL, Zuhlke KA, Johnson AM, Liesman D, Cooney KA.
    • Prostate. 2018 Apr;78(5):321-326. doi: 10.1002/pros.23464. Epub 2018 Jan 21.
    • BRCA1 mutation spectrum, functions, and therapeutic strategies: The story so far.
    • Sharma B, Preet Kaur R, Raut S, Munshi A.
    • Curr Probl Cancer. 2018 Mar - Apr;42(2):189-207. doi: 10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2018.01.001. Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    • Review
    • Genetic Variants in Immune-Related Pathways and Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women in the AMBER Consortium.
    • Hong CC, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Liu S, Hu Q, Yao S, Lunetta KL, Haddad SA, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Bensen JT, Cheng TD, Bandera EV, Rosenberg LA, Haiman CA, Lee K, Evans SS, Abrams SI, Repasky EA, Olshan AF, Palmer JR, Ambrosone CB.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Mar;27(3):321-330. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0434. Epub 2018 Jan 16.
    • Metabolic profiles of triple-negative and luminal A breast cancer subtypes in African-American identify key metabolic differences.
    • Tayyari F, Gowda GAN, Olopade OF, Berg R, Yang HH, Lee MP, Ngwa WF, Mittal SK, Raftery D, Mohammed SI.
    • Oncotarget. 2018 Feb 7;9(14):11677-11690. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.24433. eCollection 2018 Feb 20.
    • Role of Genetic Testing for Inherited Prostate Cancer Risk: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2017.
    • Giri VN, Knudsen KE, Kelly WK, Abida W, Andriole GL, Bangma CH, Bekelman JE, Benson MC, Blanco A, Burnett A, Catalona WJ, Cooney KA, Cooperberg M, Crawford DE, Den RB, Dicker AP, Eggener S, Fleshner N, Freedman ML, Hamdy FC, Hoffman-Censits J, Hurwitz MD, Hyatt C, Isaacs WB, Kane CJ, Kantoff P, Karnes RJ, Karsh LI, Klein EA, Lin DW, Loughlin KR, Lu-Yao G, Malkowicz SB, Mann MJ, Mark JR, McCue PA, Miner MM, Morgan T, Moul JW, Myers RE, Nielsen SM, Obeid E, Pavlovich CP, Peiper SC, Penson DF, Petrylak D, Pettaway CA, Pilarski R, Pinto PA, Poage W, Raj GV, Rebbeck TR, Robson ME, Rosenberg MT, Sandler H, Sartor O, Schaeffer E, Schwartz GF, Shahin MS, Shore ND, Shuch B, Soule HR, Tomlins SA, Trabulsi EJ, Uzzo R, Vander Griend DJ, Walsh PC, Weil CJ, Wender R, Gomella LG.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 1;36(4):414-424. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.74.1173. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    • Provider Discussions of Genetic Tests With U.S. Women at Risk for a BRCA Mutation.
    • Hull LE, Haas JS, Simon SR.
    • Am J Prev Med. 2018 Feb;54(2):221-228. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.10.015. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
    • Genetic variation in the vitamin D related pathway and breast cancer risk in women of African ancestry in the root consortium.
    • Wang S, Huo D, Kupfer S, Alleyne D, Ogundiran TO, Ojengbede O, Zheng W, Nathanson KL, Nemesure B, Ambs S, Olopade OI, Zheng Y.
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    • Association of Pancreatic Cancer Susceptibility Variants with Risk of Breast Cancer in Women of European and African Ancestry.
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    • Breast Cancer Disparities: How Can We Leverage Genomics to Improve Outcomes?
    • Davis MB, Newman LA.
    • Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;27(1):217-234. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2017.07.009.
    • Review
    • Comparison of Breast Cancer Molecular Features and Survival by African and European Ancestry in The Cancer Genome Atlas.
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    • JAMA Oncol. 2017 Dec 1;3(12):1654-1662. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.0595.

    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.

    • Experiencing the cancer of a loved one influences decision-making for breast cancer prevention.
    • Padamsee TJ, Muraveva A, Yee LD, Wills CE, Paskett ED.
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    Anxiety and Hereditary Testing Results.

    Letter, Reply:

    Response to Dr. Sorscher.

    • Anxiety and Hereditary Testing Results.
    • Sorscher S.
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    • Letter

    Impact of Panel Gene Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer on Patients.

    Letter, Reply:

    Response to Dr. Sorscher.

    • The Impact of Mental Illness on Uptake of Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer in a Multiethnic Cohort of Breast Cancer Patients.
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    Research News: Researchers Seek Genetic Factors for Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women (JNCI)

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    Press: Prostate Cancer Family History Linked to Breast Cancer Risk. (Medscape Oncology)

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    Press: Young, Black, Female Breast Cancer Patients Need Genetic Risk Strategies. (Medical News Today)

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