Decision-Making ~ Management
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Decision-making around issues of management and prevention, including information needs, adherence, etc.

List was last updated on Jan 19, 2021 @ 4:02 pm.

    • Influential Factors on Risk Reduction Mastectomy in a High-Risk Breast Cancer Population with Genetic Predispositions.
    • Wei G, Kumar A, Lee MC, Wang X.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2021 Jan 19:S1526-8209(21)00020-3. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2021.01.008. Epub ahead of print.
    • Identification of factors that influence the decision to take chemoprevention in patients with a significant family history of breast cancer: results from a patient questionnaire survey.
    • Jones S, Hogan B, Patel K, Ooi S, Turton P, Achuthan R, Kim B.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Jan 3. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-06046-x. Epub ahead of print.
    • The effect of family history on screening procedures and prognosis in breast cancer patients - Results of a large population-based case-control study.
    • Seiffert K, Thoene K, Eulenburg CZ, Behrens S, Schmalfeldt B, Becher H, Chang-Claude J, Witzel I.
    • Breast. 2020 Dec 24;55:98-104. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2020.12.008. Epub ahead of print.
    • Study: Women support delayed removal of ovaries.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAY. 2020 Dec 24.

    Original research:

    Attitudes towards risk-reducing early salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy for ovarian cancer prevention: a cohort study.

    • Women’s Intentions to Engage in Risk-Reducing Behaviours after Receiving Personal Ovarian Cancer Risk Information: An Experimental Survey Study.
    • Gallagher A, Waller J, Manchanda R, Jacobs I, Sanderson S.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 Nov 27;12(12):E3543. doi: 10.3390/cancers12123543.
    • Beyond the AJR: "Cost-effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Women at Familial Risk".
    • Lowry KP, Sippo DA.
    • AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Nov 25. doi: 10.2214/AJR.20.25138. Epub ahead of print.
    • Commentary

    Original research:

    Cost-effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Women at Familial Risk.

    • Breast Cancer Mortality among Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Plus Mammography Screening Program.
    • Warner E, Zhu S, Plewes DB, Hill K, Ramsay EA, Causer PA, Seely J, Jong RA, Lenkov P, Elser C, Crystal P, Yaffe MJ, Giannakeas V, Sun P, Narod SA.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 Nov 23;12(11):E3479. doi: 10.3390/cancers12113479.
    • Expanded Panel Testing Uncovered My ATM Mutation.
    • Horton M.
    • FORCE. Blog. 2020 Nov 23.
    • Finding Hope on the Other Side of Surgery After Learning of my ATM Mutation.
    • Townsend C.
    • FORCE. Blog. 2020 Nov 13.
    • An ATM Gene Mutation Caused My Breast Cancer
    • Cohen E.
    • FORCE. Blog. 2020 Nov 12.
    • Previvor at 25 - The Beginning has just Begun.
    • Wilson L.
    • FORCE. Blog. 2020 Nov 10.
    • Testing a Best Practices Risk Result Format to Communicate Genetic Risks.
    • Davis K, Roter DL, Schmidlen T, Scheinfeldt LB, Klein WMP.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2020 Oct 19:S0738-3991(20)305589. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.10.021. Epub ahead of print.
    • How Patients Deal with an Ambiguous Medical Test: Decision-Making after Genetic Testing.
    • Scherra CL, Ramesh S, Getachew-Smith H, Kalke K, Ramsey K, Fischhoff B, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2020 Oct 18:S0738-3991(20)305577. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.10.020. Epub ahead of print.
    • Development and Implementation of an Algorithm to Guide MRI Screening in Patients with a Personal History of Treated Breast Cancer.
    • Strigel RM, Bravo E, Tevaarwerk AJ, Anderson BM, Stella AL, Neuman HB.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Oct 17:S1526-8209(20)30021-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.01.005. Epub ahead of print.
    • Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest.
    • Worcester S.
    • Medscape. News & Perspective. 2020 Oct 16.

    Original research:

    Attitudes towards risk-reducing early salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy for ovarian cancer prevention: a cohort study.

    • Physicians communicating with women at genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer: Are we in the middle of the ford between contradictory messages and unshared decision making?
    • Fadda M, Chappuis PO, Katapodi MC, Pagani O, Monnerat C, Membrez V, Unger S, Caiata Zufferey M.
    • PLoS One. 2020 Oct 8;15(10):e0240054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240054.
    • BRCA1/2 mutations and risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy among Latinas: The UPTAKE study.
    • Lynce F, Schlam I, Geng X, Peshkin BN, Friedman S, Dutil J, Nahleh Z, Campos C, Ricker C, Rodriguez P, Denduluri N, Ahn J, Isaacs C, Graves KD.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Oct 3. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1322. Epub ahead of print.
    • Young women's decision-making and experience of using tamoxifen to reduce BRCA1/2 breast cancer risk: a qualitative study.
    • Forrest LE, Shepherd RF, Young MA, Keogh LA, James PA.
    • Psychooncology. 2020 Oct 1. doi: 10.1002/pon.5556. Epub ahead of print.
    • Preferences for breast cancer prevention among women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
    • Mansfield CA, Metcalfe KA, Snyder C, Lindeman GJ, Posner J, Friedman S, Cuningham K, Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer, Lynch HT, Narod SA, Evans DG, Liede A.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2020 Sep 29;18:20. doi: 10.1186/s13053-020-00152-z.
    • Rapid Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations at the Time of Breast Cancer Diagnosis: An Observational Study.
    • Metcalfe KA, Eisen A, Poll A, Candib A, McCready D, Cil T, Wright F, Lerner-Ellis J, McCuaig J, Graham T, Sun P, Akbari M, Narod SA.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Sep 28. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-09160-8. Epub ahead of print.
    • Patient reported experiences following laparoscopic prophylactic bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy or salpingectomy in an ambulatory care hospital.
    • Trister R, Jacobson M, Nguyen P, Sobel M, Allen L, Narod SA, Kotsopoulos J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 Sep 23. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00208-y. 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.
    • Reproductive decision-making in the context of hereditary cancer: the effects of an online decision aid on informed decision-making.
    • Reumkens K, Tummers MHE, Severijns Y, Gietel-Habets JJG, van Kuijk SMJ, Aalfs CM, van Asperen CJ, Ausems MGEM, Collée M, Dommering CJ, Kets M, van der Kolk LE, Oosterwijk JC, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, van der Weijden T, de Die-Smulders CEM, van Osch LADM.
    • J Community Genet. 2020 Sep 2. doi: 10.1007/s12687-020-00484-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Cost-effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Women at Familial Risk.
    • Geuzinge HA, Obdeijn IM, Rutgers EJT, Saadatmand S, Mann RM, Oosterwijk JC, Tollenaar RAEM, de Roy van Zuidewijn DBW, Lobbes MBI, van 't Riet M, Hooning MJ, Ausems MGEM, Loo CE, Wesseling J, Luiten EJT, Zonderland HM, Verhoef C, Heijnsdijk EAM, Tilanus-Linthorst MMA, de Koning HJ; Familial MRI Screening (FaMRIsc) Study group.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2020 Sep 1;6(9):1381-1389. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2922.


    Beyond the AJR: "Cost-effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening With Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Women at Familial Risk".

    • A Retrospective Analysis of the Relationship Between the Result of BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing and Surgical Method Selection in Japan.
    • Inuzuka M, Watanabe C, Yokoyama S, Kuwayama T, Akashi-Tanaka S, Arai M, Nakamura S; Registration Committee of the Japanese HBOC consortium.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Aug 20:S1526-8209(20)30209-3. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.08.004. Epub ahead of print.
    • A retrospective analysis of the relationship between the result of BRCA1/2 genetic testing and surgical method selection in Japan.
    • Inuzuka M, Watanabe C, Yokoyama S, Kuwayama T, Akashi-Tanaka S, Arai M, Nakamura S, the Registration Committee of the Japanese HBOC consortium.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Aug 19:S1526-8209(20)30209-3. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.08.004. Epub ahead of print.
    • Attitudes towards risk-reducing early salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy for ovarian cancer prevention: a cohort study.
    • Gaba F, Blyuss O, Chandrasekaran D, Osman M, Goyal S, Gan C, Izatt L, Tripathi V, Esteban I, McNicol L, Ragupathy K, Crawford R, Evans DG, Legood R, Menon U, Manchanda R.
    • BJOG. 2020 Aug 16. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16424. Epub ahead of print.


    Attitudes towards risk-reducing salpingectomy: listen to the patients.

    Press: Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest (Medscape. News & Perspective.)

    Research news: Study: Women support delayed removal of ovaries (FORCE. XRAY.)

    • Factors associated with use of hormone therapy after preventive oophorectomy in BRCA mutation carriers.
    • Mejia-Gomez J, Gronwald J, Senter L, Karlan BY, Tung N, Wolfman W, Demsky R, Sun P, Narod SA, Kotsopoulos J; and the Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group.
    • Menopause. 2020 Aug 10. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001629. Epub ahead of print.
    • BRCA1/2 genes mutations, ovarian reserve and female reproductive outcomes: a systematic literature review.
    • Merlino L, Chiné A, Galli C, Piccioni MG.
    • Minerva Ginecol. 2020 Aug 3. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4784.20.04624-9. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Contralateral Risk-Reducing Mastectomy in Breast Cancer Patients Who Undergo Multigene Panel Testing.
    • Murphy BL, Yi M, Arun BK, Gutierrez Barrera AM, Bedrosian I.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08889-6. Epub ahead of print.
    • Male breast cancer risk assessment and screening recommendations in high risk men who undergo genetic counseling and multi-gene panel testing (MGPT).
    • Gaddam S, Heller SL, Babb JS, Gao Y.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Jul 25:S1526-8209(20)30180-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.07.014. Epub ahead of print.
    • Management of breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers who are unaffected with cancer.
    • Collins JM, Isaacs C.
    • Breast J. 2020 Jul 11. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13970. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Presymptomatic Awareness of Germline Pathogenic BRCA Variants and Associated Outcomes in Women With Breast Cancer.
    • Hadar T, Mor P, Amit G, Lieberman S, Gekhtman D, Rabinovitch R, Levy-Lahad E.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2020 Jul 9. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2059. Epub ahead of print.

    Research news: Study Sees Survival Boost For BRCA1/2 Carriers Tested Before Breast Cancer Diagnosis. (GenomeWeb)

    • How to Prepare for a Mastectomy Amid COVID and Other Life Events.
    • Wheaton J.
    • FORCE Blog. 2020 Jul 8.
    • Breast cancer risk (un)awareness among women suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1 in Poland.
    • Karwacki MW.
    • Contemp Oncol (Pozn). 2020;24(2):140-144. doi: 10.5114/wo.2020.97637. Epub 2020 Jul 3.
    • A Modern Dilemma: How Experts Grapple with Ambiguous Genetic Test Results.
    • Scherr CL, Ross Arguedas AA, Getachew-Smith H, Marshall-Fricker C, Shrestha N, Brooks K, Fischhoff B, Vadaparampil ST.
    • Med Decis Making. 2020 Jul;40(5):655-668. doi: 10.1177/0272989X20935864.
    • Implementation and evaluation of a nurse-led decision-coaching program for healthy breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRCA1/2) mutation carriers: a study protocol for the randomized controlled EDCP-BRCA study.
    • Isselhard A, Töpper M, Berger-Höger B, Steckelberg A, Fischer H, Vitinius F, Beifus K, Köberlein-Neu J, Wiedemann R, Rhiem K, Schmutzler R, Stock S.
    • Trials. 2020 Jun 8;21(1):501. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04431-x.
    • Factors Impacting on Decision-Making towards Prophylactic Surgeries in BRCA Mutation Carriers and Women with Familial Predisposition.
    • Segerer R, Peschel C, Kämmerer U, Häussler S, Wöckel A, Segerer S.
    • Breast Care (Basel). 2020 Jun;15(3):253-259. doi: 10.1159/000503370. Epub 2019 Oct 1.
    • ASTRO Radiation Therapy Summary of the ASCO-ASTRO-SSO Guideline on Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer.
    • Trombetta MG, Dragun A, Mayr NA, Pierce LJ.
    • Pract Radiat Oncol. 2020 May 21:S1879-8500(20)30099-0. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2020.04.003. Epub ahead of print.


    Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Surgical Oncology Guideline.

    • Engaging Men With BRCA-Related Cancer Risks: Practical Advice for BRCA Risk Management From Male Stakeholders.
    • Dean M, Campbell-Salome G, Rauscher EA.
    • Am J Mens Health. 2020 May-Jun;14(3):1557988320924932. doi: 10.1177/1557988320924932.
    • Hormone Therapy Use After Premature Surgical Menopause Based on Prescription Records: A Population-Based Study.
    • Jang JH, Arora N, Kwon JS, Hanley GE.
    • J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Apr 27:S1701-2163(20)30336-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2020.03.022. Epub ahead of print.
    • Comparison of mammography behaviors, health beliefs, and fear levels of women with and without familial breast cancer history.
    • Erdogan E, Tuzcu A.
    • Women Health. 2020 Apr 6:1-16. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2020.1746949. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Surgical Oncology Guideline.
    • Tung NM, Boughey JC, Pierce LJ, Robson ME, Bedrosian I, Dietz JR, Dragun A, Gelpi JB, Hofstatter EW, Isaacs CJ, Jatoi I, Kennedy E, Litton JK, Mayr NA, Qamar RD, Trombetta MG, Harvey BE, Somerfield MR, Zakalik D.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Apr 3:JCO2000299. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.00299. [Epub ahead of print]

    Summary, Review:

    Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer: ASCO, ASTRO, and SSO Guideline.

    Summary, Review:

    ASTRO Radiation Therapy Summary of the ASCO-ASTRO-SSO Guideline on Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer.

    • Implications of the evidence for breast conservation therapy in BRCA-gene mutation carriers.
    • Tan MP.
    • Br J Radiol. 2020 Apr;93(1108):20200038. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20200038. Epub 2020 Feb 26.
    • Letter, Comment


    Is breast-conserving therapy adequate in BRCA 1/2 mutation carriers? The radiation oncologist's point of view.

    • Longitudinal outcomes with cancer multigene panel testing in previously tested BRCA1/2 negative patients.
    • Bradbury AR, Egleston BL, Patrick-Miller LJ, Rustgi N, Brandt A, Brower J, DiGiovanni L, Fetzer D, Berkelbach C, Long JM, Powers J, Stopfer JE, Domchek SM.
    • Clin Genet. 2020 Apr;97(4):601-609. doi: 10.1111/cge.13716.
    • Uptake of Risk Appropriate Behaviors After Breast Cancer Risk Stratification in the Mammography Screening Population.
    • Conley CC, Niell BL, Augusto BM, McIntyre M, Roetzheim R, Funaro K, Vadaparampil ST.
    • J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Mar 27. pii: S1546-1440(20)30240-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.02.019. [Epub ahead of print]

    Press: Mailed Notices of High Breast Cancer Risk Do Not Often Translate Into Behavior Changes. (Medscape/Reuters)

    • Knowledge and attitude of hereditary breast cancer among Japanese university female students.
    • Terui-Kohbata H, Egawa M, Yura K, Yoshida M.
    • J Hum Genet. 2020 Mar 18. doi: 10.1038/s10038-020-0743-9. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription After Premature Surgical Menopause.
    • Garg N, Behbehani S, Kosiorek H, Wasson M.
    • J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 Mar 12. pii: S1553-4650(20)30124-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2020.03.002. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Perceptions of risk and reward in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers choosing salpingectomy for ovarian cancer prevention.
    • Ghezelayagh TS, Stewart LE, Norquist BM, Bowen DJ, Yu V, Agnew KJ, Pennington KP, Swisher EM.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00166-5. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Factors that impact risk management decisions among women with pathogenic variants in moderate penetrance genes associated with hereditary breast cancer.
    • Napoli M, Lewis J, Hopper J, Widmeyer K.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Feb 3. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1220. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Family storytelling about hereditary cancer: Framing shared understandings of risk.
    • Campbell-Salome G, Rauscher EA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2020 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/jgc4.1218. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Women with Unilateral Breast Cancer Who Are Genetic Carriers, Have a Strong Family History or Are just Young at Presentation.
    • Teoh V, Tasoulis MK, Gui G.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jan 6;12(1). pii: E140. doi: 10.3390/cancers12010140.
    • Predictors of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in genetically high risk newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
    • Tynan M, Peshkin BN, Isaacs C, Willey S, Valdimarsdottir HB, Nusbaum R, Hooker G, O'Neill SC, Jandorf L, Kelly SP, Heinzmann J, Kelleher S, Poggi E, Schwartz MD.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jan 1. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05515-2. [Epub ahead of print]
    • A Genetic Test Led Seven Women in One Family to Have Major Surgery. Then the Odds Changed.
    • Marcus AD.
    • The Wall Street Journal. 2019 Dec 20.
    • Press

    Press: Downgraded Variant. (GenomeWeb)

    • Cancer Prevention in Primary Care: Perception of Importance, Recognition of Risk Factors and Prescribing Behaviors.
    • Samimi G, Heckman-Stoddard BM, Holmberg C, Tennant B, Sheppard BB, Coa KI, Kay SS, Ford LG, Szabo E, Minasian LM.
    • Am J Med. 2019 Dec 17. pii: S0002-9343(19)31095-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.11.017. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Patient-Reported Outcome Measures may optimize shared decision-making for cancer risk management in BRCA mutation carriers.
    • van Egdom LSE, de Kock MA, Apon I, Mureau MAM, Verhoef C, Hazelzet JA, Koppert LB.
    • Breast Cancer. 2019 Dec 12. doi: 10.1007/s12282-019-01033-7. [Epub ahead of print]
    • BRCA and Motherhood: A Matter of Time and Timing.
    • Possick C, Kestler-Peleg M.
    • Qual Health Res. 2019 Dec 7:1049732319885113. doi: 10.1177/1049732319885113. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Gadolinium Retention and Breast MRI Screening: More Harm Than Good?
    • Sardanelli F, Cozzi A, Trimboli RM, Schiaffino S.
    • AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Dec 4:1-4. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.21988. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Preventing Ovarian Cancer in High-risk Women: One Surgery at a Time.
    • Swanson CL, Bakkum-Gamez JN.
    • Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Nov 22. doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000499. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Men With BRCA2 Should Be Screened for Prostate Cancer.
    • Davenport L.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2019 Nov 8.

    Original research:

    Interim Results from the IMPACT Study: Evidence for Prostate-specific Antigen Screening in BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.

    • Breast cancer surveillance for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers - is "early detection" early enough?
    • Bernstein-Molho R, Kaufman B, Ben David MA, Sklair-Levy M, Feldman DM, Zippel D, Laitman Y, Friedman E.
    • Breast. 2019 Nov 6;49:81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2019.10.012. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Clinical utility of hereditary cancer panel testing: Impact of PALB2, ATM, CHEK2, NBN, BRIP1, RAD51C, and RAD51D results on patient management and adherence to provider recommendations.
    • Vysotskaia V, Kaseniit KE, Bucheit L, Ready K, Price K, Johansen Taber K.
    • Cancer. 2019 Nov 4. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32572. [Epub ahead of print]
    • "How do we rally around the one who was positive?" Familial uncertainty management in the context of men managing BRCA-related cancer risks.
    • Rauscher EA, Dean M, Campbell-Salome G, Barbour JB.
    • Soc Sci Med. 2019 Oct 11;242:112592. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112592. [Epub ahead of print]
    • All For BRCA, BRCA For All?
    • Resta R.
    • The DNA Exchange. 2019 Oct 7.
    • Interim Results from the IMPACT Study: Evidence for Prostate-specific Antigen Screening in BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Page EC, Bancroft EK, Brook MN, Assel M, Hassan Al Battat M, Thomas S, Taylor N, Chamberlain A, Pope J, Raghallaigh HN, Evans DG, Rothwell J, Mahle L, Grindedal EMM, James P, Mascarenhas L, McKinley J, Side L, Thomas T, van Asperen C, Vasen H, Kiemeney LA, Ringelberg J, Jensen TD, Osther PJS, Helfand BT, Genova E, Oldenburg RA, Cybulski C, Wokolorczyk D, Ong KR, Huber C, Lam J, Taylor L, Salinas M, Feliubadaló L, Oosterwijk JC, van Zelst-Stams W, Cook J, Rosario DJ, Domchek S, Powers J, Buys S, O'Toole K, Ausems MGEM, Schmutzler RK, Rhiem K, Izatt L, Tripathi V, Teixeira MR, Cardoso M, Foulkes WD, Aprikian A, van Randeraad H, Davidson R, Longmuir M, Ruijs MWG, Helderman van den Enden ATJM, Adank M, Williams R, Andrews L, Murphy DG, Halliday D, Walker L, Liljegren A, Carlsson S, Azzabi A, Jobson I, Morton C, Shackleton K, Snape K, Hanson H, Harris M, Tischkowitz M, Taylor A, Kirk J, Susman R, Chen-Shtoyerman R, Spigelman A, Pachter N, Ahmed M, Ramon Y Cajal T, Zgajnar J, Brewer C, Gadea N, Brady AF, van Os T, Gallagher D, Johannsson O, Donaldson A, Barwell J, Nicolai N, Friedman E, Obeid E, Greenhalgh L, Murthy V, Copakova L, Saya S, McGrath J, Cooke P, Rønlund K, Richardson K, Henderson A, Teo SH, Arun B, Kast K, Dias A, Aaronson NK, Ardern-Jones A, Bangma CH, Castro E, Dearnaley D, Eccles DM, Tricker K, Eyfjord J, Falconer A, Foster C, Gronberg H, Hamdy FC, Stefansdottir V, Khoo V, Lindeman GJ, Lubinski J, Axcrona K, Mikropoulos C, Mitra A, Moynihan C, Rennert G, Suri M, Wilson P, Dudderidge T; IMPACT Study Collaborators, Offman J, Kote-Jarai Z, Vickers A, Lilja H, Eeles RA.
    • Eur Urol. 2019 Sep 12. pii: S0302-2838(19)30668-2. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.08.019. [Epub ahead of print]

    Research news, Conference report: Men With BRCA2 Should Be Screened for Prostate Cancer. (Medscape)

    Research news: The IMPACT of BRCA2 in prostate cancer. (Nature Reviews Urology)

    • Patient-physician relationships, health self-efficacy, and gynecologic cancer screening among women with Lynch syndrome.
    • McGarragle KM, Aronson M, Semotiuk K, Holter S, Hare CJ, Ferguson SE, Cohen Z, Hart TL.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2019 Aug 13;17:24. doi: 10.1186/s13053-019-0123-7. eCollection 2019.
    • Participation in a Novel Trial Assessing Prophylactic Breast Irradiation: The Importance of Input from the Radiation Oncologist.
    • Evron E, Goldberg H, Ben-David MA, Corn BW.
    • Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Aug 10. pii: S0360-3016(19)33636-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Effectiveness of decision aids for female BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: a systematic review.
    • Krassuski L, Vennedey V, Stock S, Kautz-Freimuth S.
    • BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2019 Aug 1;19(1):154. doi: 10.1186/s12911-019-0872-2.
    • Clinical Management of Patients at Risk for Hereditary Breast Cancer with Variants of Uncertain Significance in the Era of Multigene Panel Testing.
    • Chang J, Seng S, Yoo J, Equivel P, Lum SS.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Jul 24. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07595-2. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Willingness to decrease mammogram frequency among women at low risk for hereditary breast cancer.
    • Guan Y, Nehl E, Pencea I, Condit CM, Escoffery C, Bellcross CA, McBride CM.
    • Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 3;9(1):9599. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45967-6.
    • Risk-reducing surgery in BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers: are there factors associated with the choice?
    • Manoukian S, Alfieri S, Bianchi E, Peissel B, Azzollini J, Borreani C.
    • Psychooncology. 2019 Jul 1. doi: 10.1002/pon.5166. [Epub ahead of print]
    • How Safe Is Hormone Replacement Therapy After Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy in Women With BRCA Mutations?
    • Markman M.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2019 Jun 14.

    Original research:

    Hormone replacement therapy after risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations; a systematic review of risks and benefits.

    • A young woman's story of genetic testing and risk-reducing mastectomy.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2019 Jun 6.

    Narrative: I Had a Preventive Mastectomy—Then Found Out I Already Had Breast Cancer. (Health)

    • Choosing high-risk screening vs. surgery and the effect of treatment modality on anxiety and breast-specific sensuality in BRCA mutation carriers.
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    • Online decision support for persons having a genetic predisposition to cancer and their partners during reproductive decision-making.
    • Reumkens K, Tummers MHE, Gietel-Habets JJG, van Kuijk SMJ, Aalfs CM, van Asperen CJ, Ausems MGEM, Collée M, Dommering CJ, Kets CM, van der Kolk LE, Oosterwijk JC, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, van der Weijden T1, de Die-Smulders CEM, van Osch LADM.
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    • NF1 Patients Receiving Breast Cancer Screening: Insights from The Ontario High Risk Breast Screening Program.
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    • Cancers (Basel). 2019 May 22;11(5). pii: E707. doi: 10.3390/cancers11050707.
    • Effectiveness of interventions to identify and manage patients with familial cancer risk in primary care: a systematic review.
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    • J Community Genet. 2019 May 6. doi: 10.1007/s12687-019-00419-6. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Understanding BRCA Mutation Carriers' Preferences for Communication of Genetic Modifiers of Breast Cancer Risk.
    • Hovick SR, Tan N, Morr L, Senter L, Kinnamon DD, Pyatt RE, Toland AE.
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    • Accuracy in risk understanding among BRCA1/2-mutation carriers.
    • Speiser D, Rebitschek FG, Feufel MA, Brand H, Besch L, Kendel F.
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    • Decisional conflict among breast cancer patients considering contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
    • Manne S, Smith B, Mitarotondo A, Frederick S, Toppmeyer D, Kirstein L.
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    • Factors associated with intentions for breast cancer risk management: Does risk group matter?
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    • Psychooncology. 2019 May;28(5):1119-1126. doi: 10.1002/pon.5066. Epub 2019 Apr 10.
    • "A natural progression" - Australian women's attitudes about an individualised breast screening model.
    • Lippey J, Keogh LA, Mann GB, Campbell IG, Forrest LE.
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    • Insights into BRCA Cancer Predisposition from Integrated Germline and Somatic Analyses in 7632 Cancers.
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    • "It felt like unfinished business, it feels like that's finished now": Women's experiences of decision making around Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM).
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    • Predictive Power of PEN-3 Model Constructs in Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors among Teachers: A Cross- Sectional Study in Central Iran.
    • Moghaddam ES, Shahnazi H, Hassanzadeh A.
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    • What The Surgeons Should Know About The Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in BRCA Mutation Carriers.
    • Franceschini G, Masetti R.
    • Eur J Breast Health. 2019 Apr 1;15(2):135-136. doi: 10.5152/ejbh.2019.4651. eCollection 2019 Apr.


    Risk-Reducing Options for Women with a Hereditary Breast Cancer Predisposition.

    • Exploring the preferences of involved health professionals regarding the implementation of an online decision aid to support couples during reproductive decision-making in hereditary cancer: a mixed methods approach.
    • Reumkens K, de Die-Smulders CEM, van Osch LADM.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Apr;18(2):285-291. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00119-7.
    • Hormone replacement therapy after risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2
    • Gordhandas S, Norquist BM, Pennington KP, Yung RL, Laya MB, Swisher EM.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Apr;153(1):192-200. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.12.014. Epub 2019 Jan 17.
    • Review

    Commentary: How Safe Is Hormone Replacement Therapy After Risk-Reducing Salpingo-oophorectomy in Women With BRCA Mutations? (Medscape Oncology)

    • Risk perception and screening behavior of Filipino women at risk for breast cancer: implications for cancer genetic counseling.
    • Lagarde JBB, Laurino MY, San Juan MD, Cauyan JML, Tumulak MJR, Ventura ER.
    • J Community Genet. 2019 Apr;10(2):281-289. doi: 10.1007/s12687-018-0391-3. Epub 2018 Sep 27.
    • 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.

    • Concerns and Expectations of Risk-Reducing Surgery in Women with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.
    • Modaffari P, Ponzone R, Ferrari A, Cipullo I, Liberale V, D'Alonzo M, Maggiorotto F, Biglia N.
    • J Clin Med. 2019 Mar 5;8(3). pii: E313. doi: 10.3390/jcm8030313.
    • Chemoprevention acceptance and adherence in women with high-risk breast lesions.
    • Roche CA, Tang R, Coopey SB, Hughes KS.
    • Breast J. 2019 Mar;25(2):190-195. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13064. Epub 2018 May 21


    Applying the Hippocratic Oath in breast cancer-The case for promoting prevention.

    Press: Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer: Personal Touch Helps Uptake. (Medscape Oncology)

    • The influence of BRCA variants of unknown significance on cancer risk management decision-making.
    • Chern JY, Lee SS, Frey MK, Lee J, Blank SV.
    • J Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Feb 27. doi: 10.3802/jgo.2019.30.e60. [Epub ahead of print]


    Clinical significance of variants of unknown significances in BRCA genes.

    • Economic modeling of risk-adapted screen-and-treat strategies in women at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer.
    • Müller D, Danner M, Schmutzler R, Engel C, Wassermann K, Stollenwerk B, Stock S, Rhiem K.
    • Eur J Health Econ. 2019 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s10198-019-01038-1. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Trends in use of bilateral prophylactic mastectomy vs high-risk surveillance in unaffected carriers of inherited breast cancer syndromes in the Inherited Cancer Registry (ICARE).
    • Henry DA, Lee MC, Almanza D, Ahmed KA, Sun W, Boulware DC, Laronga C.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Feb;174(1):39-45. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-5057-7. Epub 2018 Nov 24.
    • The impact of variant classification on the clinical management of hereditary cancer syndromes.
    • Turner SA, Rao SK, Morgan RH, Vnencak-Jones CL, Wiesner GL.
    • Genet Med. 2019 Feb;21(2):426-430. doi: 10.1038/s41436-018-0063-z. Epub 2018 Jun 6.
    • Legacies and Relationships: Diverse Social Networks and BRCA1/2 Risk Management Decisions and Actions.
    • Ersig AL, Werner-Lin A, Hoskins L, Young J, Loud JT, Peters J, Greene MH.
    • J Fam Nurs. 2019 Feb;25(1):28-53. doi: 10.1177/1074840718815844. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
    • Perioperative Management of Women Undergoing Risk-reducing Surgery for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
    • AlHilli MM, Al-Hilli Z.
    • J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Feb;26(2):253-265. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2018.09.767. Epub 2018 Sep 19.
    • Targeted surgical prevention of epithelial ovarian cancer is cost effective and saves money in BRCA mutation carrying family members of women with epithelial ovarian cancer. A Canadian model.
    • Hoskins P, Eccleston A, Hurry M, Dyer M.
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    • Causes for Frequent Pathogenic BRCA1 Variants Include Low Penetrance in Fertile Ages, Recurrent De-Novo Mutations and Genetic Drift.
    • Møller P, Dominguez-Valentin M, Rødland EA, Hovig E.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2019 Jan 23;11(2). pii: E132. doi: 10.3390/cancers11020132.
    • Development and Testing of a Decision Aid for Unaffected Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation.
    • Jabaley T, Underhill-Blazey ML, Berry DL.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2019 Jan 19. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-1470-9. [Epub ahead of print]
    • The Impact of a Risk-Based Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid on Initiation of Mammography Among Younger Women: Report of a Randomized Trial.
    • Schapira MM, Hubbard RA, Seitz HH, Conant EF, Schnall M, Cappella JN, Harrington T, Inge C, Armstrong K.
    • MDM Policy Pract. 2019 Jan 17;4(1):2381468318812889. doi: 10.1177/2381468318812889. eCollection 2019 Jan-Jun.
    • Helping Patients Manage the Anxiety Behind Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy.
    • Schapira L, Parker P.
    • Medscape. Medscape Oncology. 2019 Jan 17.

    Original research:

    Prospective Study of Psychosocial Outcomes of Having Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Among Women With Nonhereditary Breast Cancer.

    • Knowledge, attitudes and practice of physicians towards fertility and pregnancy-related issues in youngBRCA-mutated breast cancer patients.
    • Lambertini M, Di Maio M, Poggio F, Pagani O, Curigliano G, Mastro LD, Paluch-Shimon S, Loibl S, Partridge AH, Azim HA Jr, Peccatori FA, Demeestere I.
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    • Risk-Reducing Mastectomy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers: A Complex Discussion.
    • Domchek SM.
    • JAMA. 2019 Jan 1;321(1):27. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.18942.
    • Review, Commentary
    • Different Patterns of Risk Reducing Decisions in Affected or Unaffected BRCA Pathogenic Variant Carriers.
    • Lee EG, Kang HJ, Lim MC, Park B, Park SJ, Jung SY, Lee S, Kang HS, Park SY, Park B, Joo J, Han JH, Kong SY, Lee ES.
    • Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jan;51(1):280-288. doi: 10.4143/crt.2018.079. Epub 2018 May 4.
    • The development of an online decision aid to support persons having a genetic predisposition to cancer and their partners during reproductive decision-making: a usability and pilot study.
    • Reumkens K, Tummers MHE, Gietel-Habets JJG, van Kuijk SMJ, Aalfs CM, van Asperen CJ, Ausems MGEM, Collée M, Dommering CJ, Kets CM, van der Kolk LE, Oosterwijk JC, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, van der Weijden T, de Die-Smulders CEM, van Osch LADM.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Jan;18(1):137-146. doi: 10.1007/s10689-018-0092-4.
    • Preventative Health and Risk Behaviors Among Adolescent Girls With and Without Family Histories of Breast Cancer.
    • Schwartz LA, Henry-Moss D, Egleston B, Patrick-Miller L, Markman E, Daly M, Tuchman L, Moore C, Rauch PK, Karpink K, Sands CB, Domchek SM, Bradbury AR.
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    • Bilateral prophylactic mastectomy in BRCA mutation carriers: what surgeons need to know.
    • Franceschini G, Di Leone A, Terribile D, Sanchez MA, Masetti R.
    • Ann Ital Chir. 2019;90:1-2.
    • Review
    • 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]
    • Cancer Risk Estimates for Study of Multiple-Gene Testing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
    • Narod SA.
    • JAMA Oncol. 2018 Dec 1;4(12):1787-1788. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.4931.
    • Letter, Comment

    Original Research:

    Uptake, Results, and Outcomes of Germline Multiple-Gene Sequencing After Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.

    Letter, reply:

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

    • Satisfaction and Impact on Quality of Life of Clinical and Instrumental Surveillance and Prophylactic Surgery in BRCA-mutation Carriers.
    • D'Alonzo M, Piva E, Pecchio S, Liberale V, Modaffari P, Ponzone R, Biglia N.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Dec;18(6):e1361-e1366. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2018.07.015. Epub 2018 Jul 26.
    • "I Am Uncertain About What My Uncertainty Even Is": Men's Uncertainty and Information Management of Their BRCA-Related Cancer Risks.
    • Rauscher EA, Dean M, Campbell-Salome GM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Dec;27(6):1417-1427. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0276-y. Epub 2018 Jul 3.
    • The influence of Malay cultural beliefs on breast cancer screening and genetic testing: A focus group study.
    • Shaw T, Ishak D, Lie D, Menon S, Courtney E, Li ST, Ngeow J.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Dec;27(12):2855-2861. doi: 10.1002/pon.4902. Epub 2018 Oct 16.
    • Predictors of risk-reducing surgery intentions following genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
    • Ladd MK, Peshkin BN, Senter L, Baldinger S, Isaacs C, Segal H, Philip S, Phillips C, Shane K, Martin A, Weinstein V, Pilarski R, Jeter J, Sweet K, Hatten B, Wurtmann EJ, Phippen S, Bro D, Schwartz MD.
    • Transl Behav Med. 2018 Nov 10. doi: 10.1093/tbm/iby101. [Epub ahead of print]
    • A randomized controlled trial of a supportive expressive group intervention for women with a family history of breast cancer.
    • Esplen MJ, Leszcz M, Hunter J, Wong J, Leung YW, Toner B, Messner S, Glendon G, Stuckless N, Butler C.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Nov;27(11):2645-2653. doi: 10.1002/pon.4822. Epub 2018 Jul 17.
    • Hysterectomy at the time of risk-reducing surgery in BRCA carriers.
    • Nair N, Schwartz M, Guzzardi L, Durlester N, Pan S, Overbey J, Chuang L.
    • Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2018 Oct 6;26:71-74. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2018.10.003. eCollection 2018 Nov.
    • Risk management adherence following genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes: a Singaporean experience.
    • Courtney E, Chin XW, Yuen J, Li ST, Chen Y, Allen JC Jr, Tan V, Lim GH, Ngeow J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Oct;17(4):621-626. doi: 10.1007/s10689-018-0071-9.
    • Cost-effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of cancer risk management strategies in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: a systematic review.
    • Petelin L, Trainer AH, Mitchell G, Liew D, James PA.
    • Genet Med. 2018 Oct;20(10):1145-1156. doi: 10.1038/gim.2017.255. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
    • Review
    • Cancer experience in families affects decision making.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Sep 25.

    Press: How a Loved One’s Experience With Cancer Guides Breast Cancer Decisions. (U.S. News & World Report)

    • Randomized Noninferiority Trial of Telephone vs In-Person Disclosure of Germline Cancer Genetic Test Results.
    • Bradbury AR, Patrick-Miller LJ, Egleston BL, Hall MJ, Domchek SM, Daly MB, Ganschow P, Grana G, Olopade OI, Fetzer D, Brandt A, Chambers R, Clark DF, Forman A, Gaber R, Gulden C, Horte J, Long JM, Lucas T, Madaan S, Mattie K, McKenna D, Montgomery S, Nielsen S, Powers J, Rainey K, Rybak C, Savage M, Seelaus C, Stoll J, Stopfer JE, Yao XS.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Sep 1;110(9):985-993. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy015.
    • Catalysts towards cancer risk management action: A longitudinal study of reproductive-aged women with BRCA1/2 mutations.
    • Werner-Lin A, Ersig AL, Mueller R, Young JL, Hoskins LM, Desai R, Greene MH.
    • J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Sep-Oct;36(5):529-544. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1469565. Epub 2018 Jun 4.
    • Factors associated with breast MRI use among women with a family history of breast cancer.
    • White MC, Soman A, Weinberg CR, Rodriguez JL, Sabatino SA, Peipins LA, DeRoo L, Nichols HB, Hodgson ME, Sandler DP.
    • Breast J. 2018 Sep;24(5):764-771. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13063. Epub 2018 May 20.
    • Involvement and Influence of Healthcare Providers, Family Members, and Other Mutation Carriers in the Cancer Risk Management Decision-Making Process of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Puski A, Hovick S, Senter L, Toland AE4.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Sep;27(5):1291-1301. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0254-4. Epub 2018 Mar 29.
    • Response to "A Psychological Perspective on Factors Predicting Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy in a Sample of Italian Women from the General Population. Results from a Hypothetical Study in the Context of BRCA Mutations".
    • Cox DM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Sep;27(5):1312-1313. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0280-2. Epub 2018 Jul 21.
    • Letter

    A Psychological Perspective on Factors Predicting Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy in a Sample of Italian Women from the General Population. Results from a Hypothetical Study in the Context of BRCA Mutations.

    Letter, Reply:

    Letter to the Editor: Response to Cox (2018).

    • Breast Cancer Surgical Risk Reduction for Patients With Inherited Mutations in Moderate Penetrance Genes.
    • Weiss A, Garber JE, King T.
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    • Review
    • Patients' perspectives and experiences concerning barriers to accessing information about bilateral prophylactic mastectomy.
    • Glassey R, O'Connor M, Ives A, Saunders C, kConFab Investigators, O'Sullivan S, Hardcastle SJ.
    • Breast. 2018 Aug;40:116-122. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2018.05.003. Epub 2018 May 11.
    • Reducing the Risk of Gynecologic Cancer in Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Mutation Carriers: Moral Dilemmas and the Principle of Double Effect.
    • Casey MJ, Salzman TA.
    • Linacre Q. 2018 Aug;85(3):225-240. doi: 10.1177/0024363918788340. Epub 2018 Jul 20.
    • The Pink Underside: The Commercialization of Medical Risk Assessment and Decision-Making Tools for Hereditary Breast Cancer Risk.
    • Hesse-Biber S, Flynn B, Farrelly K.
    • Qual Health Res. 2018 Aug;28(10):1523-1538. doi: 10.1177/1049732318767395. Epub 2018 Apr 11.
    • Impact of preoperative BRCA1/2 testing on surgical decision making in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer.
    • Yadav S, Jinna S, Pereira-Rodrigues O, Reeves A, Campian S, Sufka A, Zakalik D.
    • Breast J. 2018 Jul;24(4):541-548. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13007. Epub 2018 Mar 2.
    • Cancer risk management in Tasmanian women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
    • Kearton S, Wills K, Bunting M, Blomfield P, James PA, Burke J.
    • Fam Cancer. 2018 Jul;17(3):333-344. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0047-1.
    • Geographic Variation in Postoperative Imaging for Low-Risk Breast Cancer.
    • Franc BL, Copeland TP, Thombley R, Park M, Marafino B, Dean ML, Boscardin WJ, Rugo HS, Seidenwurm D, Sharma B, Johnston SR, Dudley RA.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Jul;16(7):829-837. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.7024.
    • Support needs of couples with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer during reproductive decision-making.
    • Gietel-Habets JJG, de Die-Smulders CEM, Derks-Smeets IAP, Tibben A, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, van Golde R, Gomez-Garcia E, van Osch LADM.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Jul;27(7):1795-1801. doi: 10.1002/pon.4729. Epub 2018 May 4.
    • Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy rate and predictive factors among patients with breast cancer who underwent multigene panel testing for hereditary cancer.
    • Elsayegh N, Webster RD, Gutierrez Barrera AM, Lin H, Kuerer HM, Litton JK, Bedrosian I, Arun BK.
    • Cancer Med. 2018 Jun;7(6):2718-2726. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1519. Epub 2018 May 7.
    • Nipple-sparing mastectomy in women at high risk of developing breast cancer.
    • Lewis RS, George A, Rusby JE.
    • Gland Surg. 2018 Jun;7(3):325-336. doi: 10.21037/gs.2018.04.01.
    • A patient decision aid for risk-reducing surgery in premenopausal BRCA1/2 mutation carriers: Development process and pilot testing.
    • Harmsen MG, Steenbeek MP, Hoogerbrugge N, van Doorn HC, Gaarenstroom KN, Vos MC, Massuger LFAG, de Hullu JA, Hermens RPMG.
    • Health Expect. 2018 Jun;21(3):659-667. doi: 10.1111/hex.12661. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
    • Juliet's story: No reconstruction is a post-mastectomy option.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 May 24.

    Blog post: I felt empowered by choosing not to have a reconstruction. (Breast Cancer Care)

    • Early cancer diagnoses through BRCA1/2 screening of unselected adult biobank participants.
    • Buchanan AH, Manickam K, Meyer MN, Wagner JK, Hallquist MLG, Williams JL, Rahm AK, Williams MS, Chen ZE, Shah CK, Garg TK, Lazzeri AL, Schwartz MLB, Lindbuchler DM, Fan AL, Leeming R, Servano PO 3rd, Smith AL, Vogel VG, Abul-Husn NS, Dewey FE, Lebo MS, Mason-Suares HM, Ritchie MD, Davis FD, Carey DJ, Feinberg DT, Faucett WA, Ledbetter DH, Murray MF.
    • Genet Med. [2018 May;]20(5):554-558. doi: 10.1038/gim.2017.145. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    • Complex Medical Decision-Making for a Trans-Feminine Youth with a BRCA1 Mutation.
    • Wolf-Gould CS, Riley MR, Carswell JM.
    • LGBT Health. 2018 May/Jun;5(4):221-225. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0149.
    • Case report
    • Risk management decisions in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.
    • Morgan R, Brown A, Hamman KJ, Sampson J, Naik A, Massimino K.
    • Am J Surg. 2018 May;215(5):899-903. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.02.010. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    • Systematic review of the empirical investigation of resources to support decision-making regarding BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic testing in women with breast cancer.
    • Grimmett C, Pickett K, Shepherd J, Welch K, Recio-Saucedo A, Streit E, Seers H, Armstrong A, Cutress RI, Evans DG, Copson E, Meiser B, Eccles D, Foster C.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2018 May;101(5):779-788. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.11.016. Epub 2017 Nov 26.
    • Review
    • Genetic Diagnosis before Surgery has an Impact on Surgical Decision in BRCA Mutation Carriers with Breast Cancer.
    • Park S, Lee JE, Ryu JM, Kim I, Bae SY, Lee SK, Yu J, Kim SW, Nam SJ.
    • World J Surg. 2018 May;42(5):1384-1390. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-4342-7.
    • Development of a Web-based Family Intervention for BRCA Carriers and Their Biological Relatives: Acceptability, Feasibility, and Usability Study.
    • Katapodi MC, Jung M, Schafenacker AM, Milliron KJ, Mendelsohn-Victor KE, Merajver SD, Northouse LL.
    • JMIR Cancer. 2018 Apr 13;4(1):e7. doi: 10.2196/cancer.9210.
    • Cost-effectiveness of different strategies to prevent breast and ovarian cancer in German women with a BRCA 1 or 2 mutation.
    • Müller D, Danner M, Rhiem K, Stollenwerk B, Engel C, Rasche L, Borsi L, Schmutzler R, Stock S.
    • Eur J Health Econ. 2018 Apr;19(3):341-353. doi: 10.1007/s10198-017-0887-5. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    • A Two-Phase Approach to Developing SNAP: an iPhone Application to Support Appointment Scheduling and Management for Women with a BRCA Mutation.
    • Scherr CL, Feuston JL, Nixon DM, Cohen SA.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Apr;27(2):439-445. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0222-z. Epub 2018 Feb 8.
    • An iPhone Application Intervention to Promote Surveillance Among Women with a BRCA Mutation: Pre-intervention Data.
    • Cohen SA, Scherr CL, Nixon DM.
    • J Genet Couns. 2018 Apr;27(2):446-456. doi: 10.1007/s10897-018-0224-x. Epub 2018 Feb 10.
    • Take your time, follow your heart: strategies for communication about family planning.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Mar 28.

    "Take your time, then follow your heart:" Previvors' advice for communicating about family planning after testing positive for a BRCA genetic variant.

    • Cost-effectiveness of surveillance and prevention strategies in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.
    • Yamauchi H, Nakagawa C, Kobayashi M, Kobayashi Y, Mano T, Nakamura S, Arai M.
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    Comment, Editorial:

    Decision aids for breast cancer chemoprevention.

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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article requests

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    Press: Cancer Screening Lags in Latinos With Family History. (Medscape/Reuters)

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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: An Online BRCA Positive Decision Guidance Tool.


    Are we ready for online tools in decision making for BRCA1/2 mutation carriers?

    Press: Are We Ready for Online Tools in Decision Making for BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers? (Journal of Clinical Oncology)

    Press: Online tool helps those with BRCA mutations understand options. (Medical Xpress)

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