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    Letter:

    Testing Ashkenazi Jewish Women for Mutations Predisposing to Breast Cancer in Genes Other Than BRCA1 and BRCA2

    Letter, Reply:

    Testing Ashkenazi Jewish Women for Mutations Predisposing to Breast Cancer in Genes Other Than BRCA1 and BRCA2—Reply

    Research review, Commentary: Does expanded genetic testing benefit Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer? (FORCE. XRAYS. 2017 Sep 13.)

    Research review, Commentary: XRAYS Follow Up: Does expanded genetic testing benefit Jewish women with breast cancer? (FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Jun 7.)

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    Editorial:

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    Research news:

    Family history is strong risk factor in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers, study finds.

    Research news:

    Genetics: BRCA-mutant breast/ovarian cancer revealed.

    Press: Breast and ovarian cancers: Large study improves estimates of genetic risk. (Medical News Today)

    Press: Most Precise Estimates Ever of Cancer Risks With BRCA. (Medscape)

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    • The impact of reproductive life on breast cancer risk in women with family history or BRCA mutation.
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    • Genetic anticipation in BRCA1/BRCA2 families after controlling for ascertainment bias and cohort effect.
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    • Screening for germline BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53 and CHEK2 mutations in families at-risk for hereditary breast cancer identified in a population-based study from Southern Brazil.
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    • Triple negative status and BRCA mutations in contralateral breast cancer: a population-based study.
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    • Profiling of Cross-Functional Peptidases Regulated Circulating Peptides in BRCA1 Mutant Breast Cancer.
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    • Interaction between Hormonal Receptor Status, Age and Survival in Patients with BRCA1/2 Germline Mutations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.
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    • Clinical and pathological features of BRCA1/2 tumors in a sample of high-risk Moroccan breast cancer patients.
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    • Intensive breast screening in BRCA2 mutation carriers is associated with reduced breast cancer specific and all cause mortality.
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    Subject: hormonal birth control with ATM mutations?

    • Genetics: Relative risk.
    • Velasquez-Manoff M.
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    • Review
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    Subject: BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers?

    • BRCA1 mislocalization associated with breast carcinogenesis and poor prognosis in Taiwanese women.
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    • RE: BRCA2 Polymorphic Stop Codon K3326X and the Risk of Breast, Prostate, and Ovarian Cancers.
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    • Epidemiological and clinicopathological characteristics of BRCA-positive and BRCA-negative breast cancer patients in Greece.
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    • An original phylogenetic approach identified mitochondrial haplogroup T1a1 as inversely associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA2 mutation carriers.
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    • Assessing Associations between the AURKA-HMMR-TPX2-TUBG1 Functional Module and Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Blanco I, Kuchenbaecker K, Cuadras D, Wang X, Barrowdale D, de Garibay GR, Librado P, Sánchez-Gracia A, Rozas J, Bonifaci N, McGuffog L, Pankratz VS, Islam A, Mateo F, Berenguer A, Petit A, Català I, Brunet J, Feliubadaló L, Tornero E, Benítez J, Osorio A, Cajal TR, Nevanlinna H, Aittomäki K, Arun BK, Toland AE, Karlan BY, Walsh C, Lester J, Greene MH, Mai PL, Nussbaum RL, Andrulis IL, Domchek SM, Nathanson KL, Rebbeck TR, Barkardottir RB, Jakubowska A, Lubinski J, Durda K, Jaworska-Bieniek K, Claes K, Van Maerken T, Díez O, Hansen TV, Jønson L, Gerdes AM, Ejlertsen B, de la Hoya M, Caldés T, Dunning AM, Oliver C, Fineberg E, Cook M, Peock S, McCann E, Murray A, Jacobs C, Pichert G, Lalloo F, Chu C, Dorkins H, Paterson J, Ong KR, Teixeira MR; Teixeira, Hogervorst FB, van der Hout AH, Seynaeve C, van der Luijt RB, Ligtenberg MJ, Devilee P, Wijnen JT, Rookus MA, Meijers-Heijboer HE, Blok MJ, van den Ouweland AM, Aalfs CM, Rodriguez GC, Phillips KA, Piedmonte M, Nerenstone SR, Bae-Jump VL, O'Malley DM, Ratner ES, Schmutzler RK, Wappenschmidt B, Rhiem K, Engel C, Meindl A, Ditsch N, Arnold N, Plendl HJ, Niederacher D, Sutter C, Wang-Gohrke S, Steinemann D, Preisler-Adams S, Kast K, Varon-Mateeva R, Gehrig A, Bojesen A, Pedersen IS, Sunde L, Jensen UB, Thomassen M, Kruse TA, Foretova L, Peterlongo P, Bernard L, Peissel B, Scuvera G, Manoukian S, Radice P, Ottini L, Montagna M, Agata S, Maugard C, Simard J, Soucy P, Berger A, Fink-Retter A, Singer CF, Rappaport C, Geschwantler-Kaulich D, Tea MK, Pfeiler G; BCFR, John EM, Miron A, Neuhausen SL, Terry MB, Chung WK, Daly MB, Goldgar DE, Janavicius R, Dorfling CM, van Rensburg EJ, Fostira F, Konstantopoulou I, Garber J, Godwin AK, Olah E, Narod SA, Rennert G, Paluch SS, Laitman Y, Friedman E; SWE-BRCA, Liljegren A, Rantala J, Stenmark-Askmalm M, Loman N, Imyanitov EN, Hamann U; kConFab Investigators, Spurdle AB, Healey S, Weitzel JN, Herzog J, Margileth D, Gorrini C, Esteller M, Gómez A, Sayols S, Vidal E, Heyn H; GEMO, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Léoné M, Barjhoux L, Fassy-Colcombet M, de Pauw A, Lasset C, Ferrer SF, Castera L, Berthet P, Cornelis F, Bignon YJ, Damiola F, Mazoyer S, Sinilnikova OM, Maxwell CA, Vijai J, Robson M, Kauff N, Corines MJ, Villano D, Cunningham J, Lee A, Lindor N, Lázaro C, Easton DF, Offit K, Chenevix-Trench G, Couch FJ, Antoniou AC, Pujana MA.
    • PLoS One. 2015 Apr 1;10(4):e0120020. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120020.
    • Lobular breast cancer: incidence and genetic and non-genetic risk factors.
    • Dossus L, Benusiglio PR.
    • Breast Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 13;17:37. doi: 10.1186/s13058-015-0546-7.
    • Estimate of the penetrance of BRCA mutation and the COS software for the assessment of BRCA mutation probability.
    • Berrino J, Berrino F, Francisci S, Peissel B, Azzollini J, Pensotti V, Radice P, Pasanisi P, Manoukian S.
    • Fam Cancer. 2015 Mar;14(1):117-28. doi: 10.1007/s10689-014-9766-8.
    • Breast cancer risks and risk prediction models.
    • Engel C, Fischer C.
    • Breast Care (Basel). 2015 Feb;10(1):7-12. doi: 10.1159/000376600.
    • Impact of a paternal origin of germline BRCA1/2 mutations on the age at breast and ovarian cancer diagnosis in a Southern Swedish cohort.
    • Ellberg C, Jernström H, Broberg P, Borg Å, Olsson H.
    • Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2015 Jan;54(1):39-50. doi: 10.1002/gcc.22217. Epub 2014 Sep 23.
    • The curious case of a woman with two BRCA1 mutations in trans.
    • Rodney J Scott, Michelle Wong-Brown, Mary McPhillips, Susan Dooley, Allan Spigelman, Margaret Gleeson, Cliff Meldrum.
    • Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2015, 13(Suppl 2):A11; Meeting abstracts from the Annual Conference on Hereditary Cancers 2014. doi:10.1186/1897-4287-13-S2-A11
    • Conference Abstract
    • Clinicopathologic characteristics of breast cancer in BRCA-carriers and non-carriers in women 35 years of age or less.
    • Bayraktar S, Amendola L, Gutierrez-Barrera AM, Hashmi SS, Amos C, Gambello M, Ready KJ, Arun B.
    • Breast. 2014 Dec;23(6):770-4. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2014.08.010. Epub 2014 Sep 16.
    • Clinicopathological features of young patients (<35 years of age) with breast cancer in a Japanese Breast Cancer Society supported study.
    • Kataoka A, Tokunaga E, Masuda N, Shien T, Kawabata K, Miyashita M.
    • Breast Cancer. 2014 Nov;21(6):643-50. doi: 10.1007/s12282-013-0466-2. Epub 2013 Apr 16.
    • Can multiple SNP testing in BRCA2 and BRCA1 female carriers be used to improve risk prediction models in conjunction with clinical assessment?
    • Prosperi MC, Ingham SL, Howell A, Lalloo F, Buchan IE, Evans DG.
    • BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014 Oct 1;14:87. doi: 10.1186/1472-6947-14-87.
    • Breast cancer in women younger than 30 years: prevalence rate and imaging findings in a symptomatic population.
    • Makanjuola D, Alkushi A, Alzaid M, Abukhair O, Al Tahan F, Alhadab A.
    • Pan Afr Med J. 2014 Sep 16;19:35. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2014.19.35.2849. eCollection 2014.
    • Risk of breast cancer and family history of other cancers in first-degree relatives in Chinese women: a case control study.
    • Zhou W, Ding Q, Pan H, Wu N, Liang M, Huang Y, Chen L, Zha X, Liu X, Wang S.
    • BMC Cancer. 2014 Sep 11;14:662. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-662.
    • Long-term prospective clinical follow-up after BRCA1/2 presymptomatic testing: BRCA2 risks higher than in adjusted retrospective studies.
    • Evans DG, Harkness E, Lalloo F, Howell A.
    • J Med Genet. 2014 Sep;51(9):573-80. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2014-102336. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

    Free Medscape-style version: Long-term Prospective Clinical Follow-up After BRCA1/2 Presymptomatic Testing: BRCA2 Risks Higher Than in Adjusted Retrospective Studies. (Medscape)

    • A multi-institutional study on the association between BRCA1/BRCA2 mutational status and triple-negative breast cancer in familial breast cancer patients.
    • Seong MW, Kim KH, Chung IY, Kang E, Lee JW, Park SK, Lee MH, Lee JE, Noh DY, Son BH, Park HL, Cho SI, Park SS; Korean Hereditary Breast Cancer Study Group, Kim SW.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul;146(1):63-9. doi: 10.1007/s10549-014-3006-7. Epub 2014 Jun 4.
    • Modifiers of cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: systematic review and meta-analysis.
    • Friebel TM, Domchek SM, Rebbeck TR.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jun;106(6):dju091. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju091.

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    Subject: chemoprevetion for ovarian cancer

    News: Study Identifies Modifiers of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. (The ASCO Post)

    • THE BRCA CANCER GENE AS A USEFUL PREDICTOR FOR DOUBLE PRIMARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER: A META-ANALYSIS.
    • A. Sattaratnamai, G.D. Eslick.
    • Ann Oncol (2014 May) 25 (suppl 1): i5-i6. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdu065.6. IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference, 8–10 May 2014, Brussels, Belgium.
    • Conference Abstract, Meta-Analysis, Review
    • DNA Glycosylases Involved in Base Excision Repair May Be Associated with Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Osorio A, Milne RL, Kuchenbaecker K, Vaclová T, Pita G, Alonso R, Peterlongo P, Blanco I, de la Hoya M, Duran M, Díez O, Ramón Y Cajal T, Konstantopoulou I, Martínez-Bouzas C, Andrés Conejero R, Soucy P, McGuffog L, Barrowdale D, Lee A, Swe-Brca, Arver B, Rantala J, Loman N, Ehrencrona H, Olopade OI, Beattie MS, Domchek SM, Nathanson K, Rebbeck TR, Arun BK, Karlan BY, Walsh C, Lester J, John EM, Whittemore AS, Daly MB, Southey M, Hopper J, Terry MB, Buys SS, Janavicius R, Dorfling CM, van Rensburg EJ, Steele L, Neuhausen SL, Ding YC, Hansen TV, Jønson L, Ejlertsen B, Gerdes AM, Infante M, Herráez B, Moreno LT, Weitzel JN, Herzog J, Weeman K, Manoukian S, Peissel B, Zaffaroni D, Scuvera G, Bonanni B, Mariette F, Volorio S, Viel A, Varesco L, Papi L, Ottini L, Tibiletti MG, Radice P, Yannoukakos D, Garber J, Ellis S, Frost D, Platte R, Fineberg E, Evans G, Lalloo F, Izatt L, Eeles R, Adlard J, Davidson R, Cole T, Eccles D, Cook J, Hodgson S, Brewer C, Tischkowitz M, Douglas F, Porteous M, Side L, Walker L, Morrison P, Donaldson A, Kennedy J, Foo C, Godwin AK, Schmutzler RK, Wappenschmidt B, Rhiem K, Engel C, Meindl A, Ditsch N, Arnold N, Plendl HJ, Niederacher D, Sutter C, Wang-Gohrke S, Steinemann D, Preisler-Adams S, Kast K, Varon-Mateeva R, Gehrig A, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Sinilnikova OM, Mazoyer S, Damiola F, Poppe B, Claes K, Piedmonte M, Tucker K, Backes F, Rodríguez G, Brewster W, Wakeley K, Rutherford T, Caldés T, Nevanlinna H, Aittomäki K, Rookus MA, van Os TA, van der Kolk L, de Lange JL, Meijers-Heijboer HE, van der Hout AH, van Asperen CJ, Gómez Garcia EB, Hoogerbrugge N, Collée JM, van Deurzen CH, van der Luijt RB, Devilee P, Hebon, Olah E, Lázaro C, Teulé A, Menéndez M, Jakubowska A, Cybulski C, Gronwald J, Lubinski J, Durda K, Jaworska-Bieniek K, Johannsson OT, Maugard C, Montagna M, Tognazzo S, Teixeira MR, Healey S, Investigators K, Olswold C, Guidugli L, Lindor N, Slager S, Szabo CI, Vijai J, Robson M, Kauff N, Zhang L, Rau-Murthy R, Fink-Retter A, Singer CF, Rappaport C, Geschwantler Kaulich D, Pfeiler G, Tea MK, Berger A, Phelan CM, Greene MH, Mai PL, Lejbkowicz F, Andrulis I, Mulligan AM, Glendon G, Toland AE, Bojesen A, Pedersen IS, Sunde L, Thomassen M, Kruse TA, Jensen UB, Friedman E, Laitman Y, Shimon SP, Simard J, Easton DF, Offit K, Couch FJ, Chenevix-Trench G, Antoniou AC, Benitez J.
    • PLoS Genet. 2014 Apr 3;10(4):e1004256. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004256. eCollection 2014.
    • Comparison of breast cancers diagnosed in screening patients in their 40s with and without family history of breast cancer in a community outpatient facility.
    • Destounis SV, Arieno AL, Morgan RC, Cavanaugh D, Seifert PJ, Murphy PF, Somerville PA.
    • AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Apr;202(4):928-32. doi: 10.2214/AJR.13.11194.
    • Genetic anticipation of familial breast cancer with or without BRCA mutation in the Korean population.
    • Noh JM, Choi DH, Baek H, Kim MJ, Park H, Huh SJ, Park W, Nam SJ, Lee JE, Kil WH, Haffty BG.
    • Cancer Genet. 2014 Apr;207(4):160-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cancergen.2014.04.002. Epub 2014 Apr 12.
    • Male Breast Cancer and Hyperestrogenemia: A Thirteen-Year Review.
    • Tariq KB, Al-Saffar F, Ibrahim S, Pham D, Farhangi A, Rana F, Zaiden R.
    • World J Oncol. 2014 Apr;5(2):55-61. doi: 10.14740/wjon803w. Epub 2014 May 6.
    • Clinicopathological study of non-palpable familial breast cancer detected by screening mammography and diagnosed as DCIS.
    • Saito M, Matsuzaki M, Sakuma T, Katagata N, Watanabe F, Yamaguchi Y, Schetter AJ, Takenoshita S, Nomizu T.
    • Breast Cancer. 2014 Mar;21(2):140-5. doi: 10.1007/s12282-012-0389-3. Epub 2012 Aug 9.
    • Next-generation sequencing for inherited breast cancer risk: counseling through the complexity.
    • Rainville IR, Rana HQ.
    • Curr Oncol Rep. 2014 Mar;16(3):371. doi: 10.1007/s11912-013-0371-z.
    • Case report, Review

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article request multigene panels

    • Detection of new point mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 in breast cancer patients.
    • Bensam M, Hafez E, Awad D, El-Saadani M, Balbaa M.
    • Biochem Genet. 2014 Feb;52(1-2):15-28. doi: 10.1007/s10528-013-9623-8. Epub 2013 Jul 23.
    • Preliminary monocentric results of biological characteristics of pregnancy associated breast cancer.
    • Michieletto S, Saibene T, Evangelista L, Barbazza F, Grigoletto R, Rossi G, Ghiotto C, Bozza F.
    • Breast. 2014 Feb;23(1):19-25. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.10.001. Epub 2013 Nov 1.
    • Breast and ovarian cancer risks in a large series of clinically ascertained families with a high proportion of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Dutch founder mutations.
    • Brohet RM, Velthuizen ME, Hogervorst FB, Ej Meijers-Heijboer H, Seynaeve C, Collée MJ, Verhoef S, Ausems MG, Hoogerbrugge N, van Asperen CJ, Gómez García E, Menko F, Oosterwijk JC, Devilee P, Veer LJ, van Leeuwen FE, Easton DF, Rookus MA, Antoniou AC; HEBON Resource.
    • J Med Genet. 2014 Feb;51(2):98-107. doi: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2013-101974. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: BRCA1 Positive Patients and Oral Contraceptive Usage

    • Establishing the origin of metastatic deposits in the setting of multiple primary malignancies: the role of massively parallel sequencing.
    • De Mattos-Arruda L, Bidard FC, Won HH, Cortes J, Ng CK, Peg V, Nuciforo P, Jungbluth AA, Weigelt B, Berger MF, Seoane J, Reis-Filho JS.
    • Mol Oncol. 2014 Feb;8(1):150-8. doi: 10.1016/j.molonc.2013.10.006. Epub 2013 Oct 31.
    • Risk assessment of multistate progression of breast tumor with state-dependent genetic and environmental covariates.
    • Wu YY, Yen MF, Yu CP, Chen HH.
    • Risk Anal. 2014 Feb;34(2):367-79. doi: 10.1111/risa.12116. Epub 2013 Sep 23.
    • A Paternally Inherited BRCA1 Mutation Associated with an Unusual Aggressive Clinical Phenotype.
    • Fostira F, Tsoukalas N, Konstantopoulou I, Georgoulias V, Christophyllakis C, Yannoukakos D.
    • Case Rep Genet. 2014;2014:875029. doi: 10.1155/2014/875029. Epub 2014 Feb 10.
    • Phenotypic heterogeneity of hereditary gynecologic cancers: a report from the Creighton hereditary cancer registry.
    • Casey MJ, Bewtra C, Lynch HT, Snyder C, Stacy M, Watson P.
    • Fam Cancer. 2013 Dec;12(4):719-40. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9651-x.
    • Novel and recurrent BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations in early onset and familial breast and ovarian cancer detected in the Program of Genetic Counseling in Cancer of Valencian Community (eastern Spain). Relationship of family phenotypes with mutation prevalence.
    • de Juan Jiménez I, García Casado Z, Palanca Suela S, Esteban Cardeñosa E, López Guerrero JA, Segura Huerta A, Chirivella González I, Sánchez Heras AB, Juan Fita MJ, Tena García I, Guillen Ponce C, Martínez de Dueñas E, Romero Noguera I, Salas Trejo D, Goicoechea Sáez M, Bolufer Gilabert P.
    • Fam Cancer. 2013 Dec;12(4):767-77. doi: 10.1007/s10689-013-9622-2.
    • Review of risk factors for the development of contralateral breast cancer.
    • Lizarraga IM, Sugg SL, Weigel RJ, Scott-Conner CE.
    • Am J Surg. 2013 Nov;206(5):704-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Sep 6.
    • Review
    • The sex hormone system in carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations: a case-control study.
    • Widschwendter M, Rosenthal AN, Philpott S, Rizzuto I, Fraser L, Hayward J, Intermaggio MP, Edlund CK, Ramus SJ, Gayther SA, Dubeau L, Fourkala EO, Zaikin A, Menon U, Jacobs IJ.
    • Lancet Oncol. 2013 Nov;14(12):1226-32. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70448-0. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

    Letter, Comment:

    Untangling BRCA mutations, sex hormones, and cancer risk.

    Press: Female hormones key to breast and ovarian cancer in BRCA gene carriers. (Medical Xpress)

    • JOURNAL CLUB: Is screening MRI indicated for women with a personal history of breast cancer? Analysis based on biopsy results.
    • Arazi-Kleinman T, Skair-Levy M, Slonimsky E, Maly B, Uziely B, Libson E, Sella T.
    • AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Oct;201(4):919-27. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.8450.
    • Prevalence of BRCA mutations among women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in a genetic counseling cohort.
    • Greenup R, Buchanan A, Lorizio W, Rhoads K, Chan S, Leedom T, King R, McLennan J, Crawford B, Kelly Marcom P, Shelley Hwang E.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Oct;20(10):3254-8. doi: 10.1245/s10434-013-3205-1. Epub 2013 Aug 22.
    • [Multiple primary malignancies in BRCA1 mutation carriers--two clinical cases].
    • Badora A, Kaleta B, Nowara E, Sikora-Jopek M, Budryk M, Smok-Ragankiewicz A.
    • Ginekol Pol. 2013 Oct;84(10):892-6.
    • Tamoxifen and risk of contralateral breast cancer for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Phillips KA, Milne RL, Rookus MA, Daly MB, Antoniou AC, Peock S, Frost D, Easton DF, Ellis S, Friedlander ML, Buys SS, Andrieu N, Noguès C, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Bonadona V, Pujol P, McLachlan SA, John EM, Hooning MJ, Seynaeve C, Tollenaar RA, Goldgar DE, Terry MB, Caldes T, Weideman PC, Andrulis IL, Singer CF, Birch K, Simard J, Southey MC, Olsson HL, Jakubowska A, Olah E, Gerdes AM, Foretova L, Hopper JL.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2013 Sep 1;31(25):3091-9. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.47.8313. Epub 2013 Aug 5.

    Press: Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in BRCA Carriers. (Medscape)

    Press: Tamoxifen for prevention in high-risk breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

    Press: In BRCA, Tamoxifen May Reduce Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk. (Clinical Oncology News)

    • Risk factors for pregnancy-associated breast cancer: a report from the Nigerian Breast Cancer Study.
    • Hou N, Ogundiran T, Ojengbede O, Morhason-Bello I, Zheng Y, Fackenthal J, Adebamowo C, Anetor I, Akinleye S, Olopade OI, Huo D.
    • Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Sep;23(9):551-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.06.008. Epub 2013 Jul 20.
    • Diagnostic chest X-rays and breast cancer risk before age 50 years for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • John EM1, McGuire V, Thomas D, Haile R, Ozcelik H, Milne RL, Felberg A, West DW, Miron A, Knight JA, Terry MB, Daly M, Buys SS, Andrulis IL, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Giles GG, Apicella C, Thorne H; Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab), Whittemore AS.
    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Sep;22(9):1547-56. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-0189. Epub 2013 Jul 12.
    • Are bilateral breast cancers different from breast cancers coexisting with ovarian cancer? An immunohistochemical analysis aimed at intrinsic tumor phenotype.
    • Senkus E, Szade J, Pieczyńska B, Żaczek A, Brożek I, Radecka B, Kowalczyk A, Wełnicka-Jaśkiewicz M, Jassem J.
    • Breast. 2013 Aug;22(4):425-30. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.04.005. Epub 2013 May 1.
    • Exposure to diagnostic levels of radiation prior to age 30 increases the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1/2 carriers.
    • Haffty BG, Lee C.
    • Evid Based Med. 2013 Aug;18(4):e40. doi: 10.1136/eb-2012-101075. Epub 2012 Dec 5.
    • Comment

    Exposure to diagnostic radiation and risk of breast cancer among carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations: retrospective cohort study (GENE-RAD-RISK).

    • The complex genetic landscape of familial breast cancer.
    • Melchor L, Benítez J.
    • Hum Genet. 2013 Aug;132(8):845-63. doi: 10.1007/s00439-013-1299-y. Epub 2013 Apr 5.
    • Review
    • Tumour diploidy and survival in breast cancer patients with BRCA2 mutations.
    • Tryggvadottir L, Olafsdottir EJ, Olafsdottir GH, Sigurdsson H, Johannsson OT, Bjorgvinsson E, Alexiusdottir K, Stefansson OA, Agnarsson BA, Narod SA, Eyfjord JE, Jonasson JG.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jul;140(2):375-84. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2637-4. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
    • Is multiple SNP testing in BRCA2 and BRCA1 female carriers ready for use in clinical practice? Results from a large Genetic Centre in the UK.
    • Ingham S, Warwick J, Byers H, Lalloo F, Newman W, Evans D.
    • Clin Genet. 2013 Jul;84(1):37-42. doi: 10.1111/cge.12035. Epub 2012 Nov 20.
    • Parental origin of mutation and the risk of breast cancer in a prospective study of women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.
    • Senst N, Llacuachaqui M, Lubinski J, Lynch H, Armel S, Neuhausen S, Ghadirian P, Sun P, Narod S; Hereditary Breast Cancer Study Group.
    • Clin Genet. 2013 Jul;84(1):43-6. doi: 10.1111/cge.12037. Epub 2012 Nov 7.
    • Optimal age to start preventive measures in women with BRCA1/2 mutations or high familial breast cancer risk.
    • Tilanus-Linthorst MM, Lingsma HF, Evans DG, Thompson D, Kaas R, Manders P, van Asperen CJ, Adank M, Hooning MJ, Kwan Lim GE, Eeles R, Oosterwijk JC, Leach MO, Steyerberg EW.
    • Int J Cancer. 2013 Jul;133(1):156-63. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28014. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
    • Breast Cancer Gene Mutations More Common in Black Women.
    • Johnson K.
    • Medscape Medical News. Conference News. 2013 Jun 6.
    • Cancer risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: results from prospective analysis of EMBRACE.
    • Mavaddat N, Peock S, Frost D, Ellis S, Platte R, Fineberg E, Evans DG, Izatt L, Eeles RA, Adlard J, Davidson R, Eccles D, Cole T, Cook J, Brewer C, Tischkowitz M, Douglas F, Hodgson S, Walker L, Porteous ME, Morrison PJ, Side LE, Kennedy MJ, Houghton C, Donaldson A, Rogers MT, Dorkins H, Miedzybrodzka Z, Gregory H, Eason J, Barwell J, McCann E, Murray A, Antoniou AC, Easton DF; EMBRACE.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Jun 5;105(11):812-22. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djt095. Epub 2013 Apr 29.

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: BRCA risks by age

    Subject: Counseling against RRM in a 60 year old with BRCA2 mutation?

    Press: Cancer Risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers (Medscape)

    • BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations Screening In Sporadic Breast Cancer Patients In Kazakhstan.
    • Akilzhanova AR, Nyshanbekkyzy B, Nurkina ZM, Shtephanov II, Makishev AK, Adylkhanov TA, Rakhypbekov TK, Ramanculov EM, Momynaliev KT.
    • Cent Asian J Glob Health. 2013 May 21;2(1):29. doi: 10.5195/cajgh.2013.29. eCollection 2013.

    Editorial:

    Editorial: BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations screening in sporadic breast cancer patients in Kazakhstan.

    • Risk of metachronous breast cancer after BRCA mutation-associated ovarian cancer.
    • Domchek SM, Jhaveri K, Patil S, Stopfer JE, Hudis C, Powers J, Stadler Z, Goldstein L, Kauff N, Khasraw M, Offit K, Nathanson KL, Robson M.
    • Cancer. 2013 Apr 1;119(7):1344-1348. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27842. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Breast cancer risk in ovarian cancer survivors

    Subject: BRCA+ ovarian ca dx- breast ca risk and outcomes

    • The risk of primary and contralateral breast cancer after ovarian cancer in BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers: Implications for counseling.
    • Vencken PM, Kriege M, Hooning M, Menke-Pluymers MB, Heemskerk-Gerritsen BA, van Doorn LC, Collée MM, Jager A, van Montfort C, Burger CW, Seynaeve C.
    • Cancer. 2013 Mar 1;119(5):955-62. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27839. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Breast cancer risk in ovarian cancer survivors

    Subject: BRCA+ ovarian ca dx- breast ca risk and outcomes

    • Baseline E(2) levels are higher in BRCA2 mutation carriers: a potential target for prevention?
    • Kim J, Oktay K.
    • Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Mar;24(3):421-6. doi: 10.1007/s10552-012-0127-3. Epub 2012 Dec 28.
    • Screening for BRCA1 large genomic rearrangements in female Egyptian hereditary breast cancer patients.
    • Hagag E, Shwaireb M, Coffa J, El Wakil A.
    • East Mediterr Health J. 2013 Mar;19(3):255-62.
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    • Comment

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Article Request

    Exposure to diagnostic radiation and risk of breast cancer among carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations: retrospective cohort study (GENE-RAD-RISK).

    • BRCA1 And BRCA2 analysis of Argentinean breast/ovarian cancer patients selected for age and family history highlights a role for novel mutations of putative south-American origin.
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    • Springerplus. 2012 Sep 25;1:20. doi: 10.1186/2193-1801-1-20. eCollection 2012.
    • Exposure to diagnostic radiation and risk of breast cancer among carriers of BRCA1/2 mutations: retrospective cohort study (GENE-RAD-RISK).
    • Pijpe A, Andrieu N, Easton DF, Kesminiene A, Cardis E, Noguès C, Gauthier-Villars M, Lasset C, Fricker JP, Peock S, Frost D, Evans DG, Eeles RA, Paterson J, Manders P, van Asperen CJ, Ausems MG, Meijers-Heijboer H, Thierry-Chef I, Hauptmann M, Goldgar D, Rookus MA, van Leeuwen FE; GENEPSO; EMBRACE; HEBON.
    • BMJ. 2012 Sep 6;345:e5660. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e5660.

    Comment:

    Exposure to diagnostic levels of radiation prior to age 30 increases the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1/2 carriers.

    Comment:

    Breast cancer: Radiation risk in BRCA carriers.

    Research News:

    X-rays increase breast cancer risk in women with gene mutation.

    Press: X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study (HealthDay)

    • Molecular characteristics and prognostic features of breast cancer in Nigerian compared with UK women.
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    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Sep;135(2):555-69. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-2173-7. Epub 2012 Jul 29.

    Letter, Comment:

    Too many statistical errors for meaningful interpretation.

    • Differences in natural history between breast cancers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers and effects of MRI screening-MRISC, MARIBS, and Canadian studies combined.
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    • Limited significance of family history for presence of BRCA1 gene mutation in Polish breast and ovarian cancer cases.
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    • J Med Genet. 2012 Aug;49(8):525-32.

    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Pathogenic variant with low penetrance identified in BRCA1

    Subject: Reduced penetrance pathogenic BRCA1 mutation

    Free article: BRCA1 R1699Q Variant Displaying Ambiguous Functional Abrogation Confers Intermediate Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk. (Medscape)

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    • Oophorectomy after menopause and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
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    • Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul;21(7):1089-96. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-0201. Epub 2012 May 7.

    Comment, Letter:

    Oophorectomy and breast cancer in BRCA mutation carriers--letter.

    • Prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in non-familial breast cancer patients with high risks in Korea: the Korean Hereditary Breast Cancer (KOHBRA) Study.
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    • Letter
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    • Letter
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    • Ann Intern Med. 2012 May 1;156(9):635-48. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-9-201205010-00006.

    Comment, Editorial:

    Risk-based mammography screening: an effort to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms.

    News:

    Studies support risk-based mammography screening.

    • Changes in the expression of plasma proteins associated with thrombosis in BRCA1 mutation carriers.
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    • Letter
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    • Effects of BRCA2 cis-regulation in normal breast and cancer risk amongst BRCA2 mutation carriers.
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    • Comparable frequency of BRCA1, BRCA2 and TP53 germline mutations in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort suggests TP53 screening should be offered together with BRCA1/2 screening to early-onset breast cancer patients.
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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: Does anyone have a good reference for the occurence of DCIS in hereditary cancer syndromes?

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    Comments from NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: An Online BRCA Positive Decision Guidance Tool.

    Comment:

    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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