Genetic Testing ~ Male BRCA / Breast Cancer
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer

Includes testing for BRCA1/2 mutations, mutations in other genes associated with male breast cancer, and testing for BRCA1/2 mutations when cancer in males other than breast cancer is involved.

List was last updated on Nov 28, 2021 @ 10:42 pm.


    • BRCA Mutations in Prostate Cancer: Assessment, Implications and Treatment Considerations.
    • Shah S, Rachmat R, Enyioma S, Ghose A, Revythis A, Boussios S.
    • Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Nov 23;22(23):12628. doi: 10.3390/ijms222312628.
    • Pathogenic BRCA Variants as Biomarkers for Risk in Prostate Cancer.
    • McNevin CS, Cadoo K, Baird AM, Murchan P, Sheils O, McDermott R, Finn S.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Nov 14;13(22):5697. doi: 10.3390/cancers13225697.
    • Association of Inherited Mutations in DNA Repair Genes with Localized Prostate Cancer.
    • Lee DJ, Hausler R, Le AN, Kelly G, Powers J, Ding J, Feld E, Desai H, Morrison C, Doucette A, Gabriel P, Genetics Center R, Judy RL, Weaver J, Kember R, Damrauer SM, Rader DJ, Domchek SM, Narayan V, Schwartz LE, Maxwell KN.
    • Eur Urol. 2021 Oct 25:S0302-2838(21)02059-5. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2021.09.029. Epub ahead of print.
    • Prognostic difficulties of men with breast cancer.
    • Fentiman IS.
    • Breast J. 2021 Oct 15. doi: 10.1111/tbj.14297. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Inherited Mutations in Chinese Men With Prostate Cancer.
    • Zhu Y, Wei Y, Zeng H, Li Y, Ng CF, Zhou F, He C, Sun G, Ni Y, Chiu PKF, Teoh JYC, Wang B, Pan J, Wan F, Dai B, Qin X, Lin G, Gan H, Wu J, Ye D.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 Oct 15:1-9. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2021.7010. Epub ahead of print.
    • Communication processes about predictive genetic testing within high-risk breast cancer families: a two-phase study design.
    • Blomen CL, Pott A, Volk AE, Budäus L, Witzel I.
    • Sci Rep. 2021 Oct 11;11(1):20178. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-98737-8.
    • Pretest Genetic Education Video Versus Genetic Counseling for Men Considering Prostate Cancer Germline Testing: A Patient-Choice Study to Address Urgent Practice Needs.
    • Russo J, McDougall C, Bowler N, Shimada A, Gross L, Hyatt C, Kelly WK, Calvaresi A, Handley NR, Hirsch IH, Izes JK, Lallas CD, Mann M, Mark JR, Mille PJ, Preate Jr D, Trabulsi EJ, Tsang M, Chandrasekar T, Weiner PR, Gomella LG, Giri VN.
    • JCO Precis Oncol. 2021;5:1377. doi: 10.1200/PO.21.00238. Epub 2021 Sep 1.
    • Genetic predisposition to male breast cancer in Poland.
    • Szwiec M, Tomiczek-Szwiec J, Kluzniak W, Wokolorczyk D, Osowiecka K, Sibilski R, Wachowiak M, Gronwald J, Gronwald H, Lubinski J, Cybulski C, Narod SA, Huzarski T.
    • BMC Cancer. 2021 Aug 30;21(1):975. doi: 10.1186/s12885-021-08718-3.
    • Overview of Prostate Cancer Genetic Testing.
    • Chandrasekar T, Kelly WK, Gomella LG.
    • Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;48(3):279-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2021.04.002. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
    • Review
    • Genetically Informed Prostate Cancer Treatment for Metastatic Disease.
    • Siebert AL, Szymaniak BM, Numan Y, Morgans AK.
    • Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;48(3):365-371. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2021.03.006. Epub 2021 Jun 10.
    • Review
    • Germline Predisposition to Prostate Cancer in Diverse Populations.
    • Bree KK, Henley PJ, Pettaway CA.
    • Urol Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;48(3):411-423. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2021.03.008. Epub 2021 Jun 12.
    • Review
    • Genetic Landscape of Male Breast Cancer.
    • Campos FAB, Rouleau E, Torrezan GT, Carraro DM, Casali da Rocha JC, Mantovani HK, da Silva LR, Osório CABT, Moraes Sanches S, Caputo SM, Santana Dos Santos E.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jul 15;13(14):3535. doi: 10.3390/cancers13143535.
    • The evolving role of germline genetic testing and management in prostate cancer: Report from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre International Retreat.
    • Clark R, Kenk M, McAlpine K, Thain E, Farncombe KM, Pritchard CC, Nussbaum R, Wyatt AW, de Bono J, Vesprini D, Bombard Y, Lorentz J, Narod S, Kim R, Fleshner N.
    • Can Urol Assoc J. 2021 Jun 22. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.7383. Epub ahead of print.
    • Ashkenazi Dads Can Pass the BRCA Mutation to Their Kids. It Turns Out I Did.
    • Hertz B.
    • Kveller. 2021 Jun 14.

    Blog post: Surviving, and Thriving, as a Dad with a Cancer Gene Mutation. (FORCE Blog)

    • Recent Insights on Genetic Testing in Primary Prostate Cancer.
    • Kafka M, Surcel C, Heidegger I.
    • Mol Diagn Ther. 2021 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s40291-021-00529-3. Epub ahead of print.
    • Circulating Tumor DNA Testing for Homology Recombination Repair Genes in Prostate Cancer: From the Lab to the Clinic.
    • Cimadamore A, Cheng L, Massari F, Santoni M, Pepi L, Franzese C, Scarpelli M, Lopez-Beltran A, Galosi AB, Montironi R.
    • Int J Mol Sci. 2021 May 24;22(11):5522. doi: 10.3390/ijms22115522.
    • A Case-Based Clinical Approach to the Investigation, Management and Screening of Families with BRCA2 Related Prostate Cancer.
    • King B, McHugh J, Snape K.
    • Appl Clin Genet. 2021 May 20;14:255-266. doi: 10.2147/TACG.S261737.
    • Comparison of germline mutations in African American and Caucasian men with metastatic prostate cancer.
    • Ledet EM, Burgess EF, Sokolova AO, Jaeger EB, Hatton W, Moses M, Miller P, Cotogno P, Layton J, Barata P, Lewis BE, Nakazawa M, Zhu J, Dellinger B, Elrefai S, Nafissi NN, Egan JB, Shore N, McKay RR, Bryce AH, Cheng HH, Antonarakis ES, Sartor O.
    • Prostate. 2021 May;81(7):433-439. doi: 10.1002/pros.24123. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
    • Germline Genetics of Prostate Cancer: Prevalence of Risk Variants and Clinical Implications for Disease Management.
    • Doan DK, Schmidt KT, Chau CH, Figg WD.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Apr 29;13(9):2154. doi: 10.3390/cancers13092154.
    • Real-world genetic testing patterns in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
    • Shore N, Ionescu-Ittu R, Yang L, Laliberté F, Mahendran M, Lejeune D, Yu L, Burgents J, Duh MS, Ghate SR.
    • Future Oncol. 2021 Apr 28. doi: 10.2217/fon-2021-0153. Epub ahead of print.
    • Management and outcomes of men diagnosed with primary breast cancer.
    • Johnson AE, Coopey SB, Spring LM, Horick NK, Leone JP, Lin NU, Dominici LS, Hughes KS, Jimenez RB.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1007/s10549-021-06174-y. Epub ahead of print.
    • Hereditary Prostate Cancer: Genes Related, Target Therapy and Prevention.
    • Vietri MT, D'Elia G, Caliendo G, Resse M, Casamassimi A, Passariello L, Albanese L, Cioffi M, Molinari AM.
    • Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Apr 4;22(7):3753. doi: 10.3390/ijms22073753.
    • Bayesian predictive model to assess BRCA2 mutational status according to clinical history: Early onset, metastatic phenotype or family history of breast/ovary cancer.
    • Leon P, Cancel-Tassin G, Bourdon V, Buecher B, Oudard S, Brureau L, Jouffe L, Blanchet P, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Coulet F, Sobol H, Cussenot O.
    • Prostate. 2021 Feb 18. doi: 10.1002/pros.24109. Epub ahead of print.
    • Identification of Germline Genetic Variants That Increase Prostate Cancer Risk and Influence Development of Aggressive Disease.
    • Saunders EJ, Kote-Jarai Z, Eeles RA.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Feb 12;13(4):E760. doi: 10.3390/cancers13040760.
    • Genomic Analysis of Circulating Tumor DNA in 3,334 Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer Identifies Targetable BRCA Alterations and AR Resistance Mechanisms.
    • Tukachinsky H, Madison RW, Chung JH, Gjoerup OV, Severson EA, Dennis L, Fendler BJ, Morley S, Zhong L, Graf RP, Ross JS, Alexander BM, Abida W, Chowdhury S, Ryan CJ, Fizazi K, Golsorkhi T, Watkins SP, Simmons A, Loehr A, Venstrom JM, Oxnard GR.
    • Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Feb 8. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-20-4805. Epub ahead of print.

    Commentary, Review:

    Liquid Biopsy: It's the Bloody Truth!

    • EAU-EANM-ESTRO-ESUR-SIOG Guidelines on Prostate Cancer-2020 Update. Part 1: Screening, Diagnosis, and Local Treatment with Curative Intent.
    • Mottet N, van den Bergh RCN, Briers E, Van den Broeck T, Cumberbatch MG, De Santis M, Fanti S, Fossati N, Gandaglia G, Gillessen S, Grivas N, Grummet J, Henry AM, van der Kwast TH, Lam TB, Lardas M, Liew M, Mason MD, Moris L, Oprea-Lager DE, van der Poel HG, Rouvière O, Schoots IG, Tilki D, Wiegel T, Willemse PM, Cornford P.
    • Eur Urol. 2021 Feb;79(2):243-262. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.09.042. Epub 2020 Nov 7.
    • Guidelines, Review
    • Genetic predisposition to prostate cancer: an update.
    • Raghallaigh HN, Eeles R.
    • Fam Cancer. 2021 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s10689-021-00227-3. Epub ahead of print.
    • Clinical Implications of Germline Testing in Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer.
    • Loeb S, Giri VN.
    • Eur Urol Oncol. 2020 Dec 31:S2588-9311(20)30207-8. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2020.11.011. Epub ahead of print.
    • DNA damage repair gene mutation testing and genetic counseling in men with/without prostate cancer: a systematic review.
    • Armstrong N, Quek RG, Ryder S, Ross J, Titas Buksnys, Forbes C, Fox KM, Castro E.
    • Future Oncol. 2020 Dec 2. doi: 10.2217/fon-2020-0569. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Genetic counseling in prostate cancer: How to implement it in daily clinical practice?
    • Borque-Fernando A, Espílez R, Miramar D, Corbatón D, Rodríguez A, Castro E, Mateo J, Rello L, Méndez A, Gil Sanz MJ.
    • Actas Urol Esp. 2020 Oct 12:S0210-4806(20)30194-7. English, Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.acuro.2020.08.009. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review, [Article in Spanish]
    • Prevalence of comprehensive DNA damage repair gene germline mutations in Chinese prostate cancer patients.
    • Wu J, Wei Y, Pan J, Jin S, Gu W, Gan H, Zhu Y, Ye D.
    • Int J Cancer. 2020 Oct 2. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33324. Epub ahead of print.
    • Knowledge and practice regarding prostate cancer germline testing among urologists: Gaps to address for optimal implementation.
    • Loeb S, Byrne N, Walter D, Makarov DV, Wise DR, Becker D, Giri VN.
    • Cancer Treat Res Commun. 2020 Sep 28;25:100212. doi: 10.1016/j.ctarc.2020.100212. Epub ahead of print.
    • Evaluation of a Mainstream Model of Genetic Testing for Men With Prostate Cancer.
    • Scheinberg T, Goodwin A, Ip E, Linton A, Mak B, Smith DP, Stockler MR, Strach MC, Tran B, Young AL, Zhang AY, Mahon KL, Horvath LG.
    • JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 Sep 24:OP2000399. doi: 10.1200/OP.20.00399. Epub ahead of print.
    • NCCN Updates Guidelines Advising Against Using Polygenic Risk Scores Outside of Clinical Trials.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. Diagnostics. 2020 Sep 10.
    • Relaunched Canadian BRCA1/2 Screening Project Aims to ID High-Risk Carriers, Intervene Early.
    • Anderson A.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Sep 8.
    • News
    • Invitae Launches Study to Explore Impact of Testing Guidelines on Prostate Cancer Patients' Outcomes.
    • [No author given]
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Sep 3.
    • Germline mutations and prostate cancer: is it time to change treatment algorithms?
    • Telvizian T, Mukherji D.
    • Chin Clin Oncol. 2020 Aug 27:cco-19-207. doi: 10.21037/cco-19-207. Epub ahead of print.
    • Two-stage Study of Familial Prostate Cancer by Whole-exome Sequencing and Custom Capture Identifies 10 Novel Genes Associated with the Risk of Prostate Cancer.
    • Schaid DJ, McDonnell SK, FitzGerald LM, DeRycke L, Fogarty Z, Giles GG, MacInnis RJ, Southey MC, Nguyen-Dumont T, Cancel-Tassin G, Cussenot O, Whittemore AS, Sieh W, Ioannidis NM, Hsieh CL, Stanford JL, Schleutker J, Cropp CD, Carpten J, Hoegel J, Eeles R, Kote-Jarai Z, Ackerman MJ, Klein CJ, Mandal D, Cooney KA, Bailey-Wilson JE, Helfand B, Catalona WJ, Wiklund F, Riska S, Bahetti S, Larson MC, Cannon Albright L, Teerlink C, Xu J, Isaacs W, Ostrander EA, Thibodeau SN.
    • Eur Urol. 2020 Aug 13:S0302-2838(20)30614-X. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.07.038. Epub ahead of print.
    • Medicare to Cover Myriad Genetics' BRACAnalysis for FDA-Approved CDx Indications.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2020 Jul 31.
    • 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.
    • Hereditary Predisposition to Prostate Cancer: From Genetics to Clinical Implications.
    • Brandão A, Paulo P, Teixeira MR.
    • Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Jul 16;21(14):E5036. doi: 10.3390/ijms21145036.
    • Germline Mutations in DNA Repair Genes in Patients With Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer.
    • Holeckova K, Baluchova K, Hives M, Musak L, Kliment J Sr, Skerenova M.
    • In Vivo. 2020 Jul-Aug;34(4):1773-1778. doi: 10.21873/invivo.11971.
    • Implementation of Germline Testing for Prostate Cancer: Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference 2019.
    • Giri VN, Knudsen KE, Kelly WK, Cheng HH, Cooney KA, Cookson MS, Dahut W, Weissman S, Soule HR, Petrylak DP, Dicker AP, AlDubayan SH, Toland AE, Pritchard CC, Pettaway CA, Daly MB, Mohler JL, Parsons JK, Carroll PR, Pilarski R, Blanco A, Woodson A, Rahm A, Taplin ME, Polascik TJ, Helfand BT, Hyatt C, Morgans AK, Feng F, Mullane M, Powers J, Concepcion R, Lin DW, Wender R, Mark JR, Costello A, Burnett AL, Sartor O, Isaacs WB, Xu J, Weitzel J, Andriole GL, Beltran H, Briganti A, Byrne L, Calvaresi A, Chandrasekar T, Chen DYT, Den RB, Dobi A, Crawford ED, Eastham J, Eggener S, Freedman ML, Garnick M, Gomella PT, Handley N, Hurwitz MD, Izes J, Karnes RJ, Lallas C, Languino L, Loeb S, Lopez AM, Loughlin KR, Lu-Yao G, Malkowicz SB, Mann M, Mille P, Miner MM, Morgan T, Moreno J, Mucci L, Myers RE, Nielsen SM, O'Neil B, Pinover W, Pinto P, Poage W, Raj GV, Rebbeck TR, Ryan C, Sandler H, Schiewer M, Scott EMD, Szymaniak B, Tester W, Trabulsi EJ, Vapiwala N, Yu EY, Zeigler-Johnson C, Gomella LG.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Jun 9:JCO2000046. doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.00046. Epub ahead of print.

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

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

    • Adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines for BRCA testing among high risk breast Cancer patients: a retrospective chart review study.
    • Bobbili P, Olufade T, DerSarkissian M, Shenolikar R, Yu H, Duh MS, Tung N.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2020 Jun 6;18:13. doi: 10.1186/s13053-020-00144-z.
    • Invitae Study Finds Germline Risk Variants in Wide Range of Prostate Cancer Patients.
    • Anderson A.
    • GenomeWeb. 2020 May 5.
    • Studies Show Potential of Video, Online Education to Expand Cancer Risk Genetic Test Access.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Jun 4.
    • Press
    • Male Breast Cancer: Results of the Application of Multigene Panel Testing to an Italian Cohort of Patients.
    • Tedaldi G, Tebaldi M, Zampiga V, Cangini I, Pirini F, Ferracci E, Danesi R, Arcangeli V, Ravegnani M, Martinelli G, Falcini F, Ulivi P, Calistri D.
    • Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Apr 30;10(5). pii: E269. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics10050269.
    • Risk of Prostate Cancer Associated With Familial and Hereditary Cancer Syndromes.
    • Beebe-Dimmer JL, Kapron AL, Fraser AM, Smith KR, Cooney KA.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2020 Mar 24:JCO1902808. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.02808. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Breast Cancer in Men: A Single Center Experience Over a Period of 22 years.
    • Hoffman A, Ben Ishay O, Horesh N, Shabtai M, Forschmidt E, Rosin D, Gutman M, Ram E.
    • Isr Med Assoc J. 2020 Mar;22(3):160-163.
    • Report From the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Consultation Conference on Molecular Pathology of Urogenital Cancers. I. Molecular Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer.
    • Lotan TL, Tomlins SA, Bismar TA, Van der Kwast TH, Grignon D, Egevad L, Kristiansen G, Pritchard CC, Rubin MA, Bubendorf L.
    • Am J Surg Pathol. 2020 Feb 10. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000001450. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Unmet information needs of men with breast cancer and health professionals.
    • Bootsma TI, Duijveman P, Pijpe A, Scheelings PC, Witkamp AJ, Bleiker EMA.
    • Psychooncology. 2020 Feb 10. doi: 10.1002/pon.5356. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Italian Men Tested for BRCA1/2 Mutation: Psychological Distress during 6-Month Follow-Up.
    • Pellini F, Mirandola S, Granuzzo E, Urbani S, Piccinni Leopardi G, Pollini GP.
    • J Oncol. 2020 Jan 31;2020:3987935. doi: 10.1155/2020/3987935. eCollection 2020.
    • Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer.
    • Sokolova AO, Cheng HH.
    • Curr Oncol Rep. 2020 Jan 23;22(1):5. doi: 10.1007/s11912-020-0863-6.
    • Review
    • Characteristics predicting recommendation for familial breast cancer referral in a cohort of women from primary care.
    • Lee SI, Qureshi N, Dutton B, Kai J, Weng S.
    • J Community Genet. 2020 Jan 22. doi: 10.1007/s12687-020-00452-w. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Myriad Genetics Files for FDA Approval of BRACAnalysis CDx for Lynparza in Prostate Cancer.
    • [No author given]
    • GenomeWeb. 2020 Jan 21.
    • Germline and somatic mutations in prostate cancer: focus on defective DNA repair, PARP inhibitors and immunotherapy.
    • Cimadamore A, Lopez-Beltran A, Massari F, Santoni M, Mazzucchelli R, Scarpelli M, Galosi AB, Cheng L, Montironi R.
    • Future Oncol. 2020 Jan 9. doi: 10.2217/fon-2019-0745. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review, Commentary
    • BRCA2 gene mutation and prostate cancer risk. Comprehensive review and update.
    • Saudi Med J. 2020 Jan;41(1):9-17. doi: 10.15537/smj.2020.1.24759.
    • Low rates of cascade genetic testing among families with hereditary gynecologic cancer: An opportunity to improve cancer prevention.
    • Griffin NE, Buchanan TR, Smith SH, Leon AA, Meyer MF, Liu J, Tabak RG, Fuh KC, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Massad LS, Colditz GA, Hagemann AR.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Nov 25. pii: S0090-8258(19)31626-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.11.005. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Hereditary prostate cancer - Primetime for genetic testing?
    • Heidegger I, Tsaur I, Borgmann H, Surcel C, Kretschmer A, Mathieu R, Visschere P, Valerio M, van den Bergh RCN, Ost P, Tilki D, Gandaglia G, Ploussard G; EAU-YAU Prostate Cancer Working Party.
    • Cancer Treat Rev. 2019 Nov 11;81:101927. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2019.101927. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Ethnic disparities among men with prostate cancer undergoing germline testing.
    • Kwon DH, Borno HT, Cheng HH, Zhou AY, Small EJ.
    • Urol Oncol. 2019 Oct 17. pii: S1078-1439(19)30361-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2019.09.010. [Epub ahead of print]
    • "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]
    • Towards precision oncology in advanced prostate cancer.
    • Ku SY, Gleave ME, Beltran H.
    • Nat Rev Urol. 2019 Oct 7. doi: 10.1038/s41585-019-0237-8. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • 'Landmark' Trial in Prostate Cancer With Mutations.
    • Davenport L.
    • Medscape Oncology. 2019 Oct 4.
    • Molecular insights into the germline for prostate cancer initiation, progression, and aggressiveness.
    • Pritchard CC.
    • Can J Urol. 2019 Oct;26(5S2):24-26.
    • Prostate cancer genetic testing: NCCN familial high-risk assessment: breast/ovarian.
    • Daly MB.
    • Can J Urol. 2019 Oct;26(5S2):29-30.
    • Cancer: more genetic BRCA testing for men.
    • Marabelli M, Calvello M, Bonanni B.
    • Nature. 2019 Sep;573(7774):346. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02775-2.

    Commentary:

    New name for breast-cancer syndrome could help to save lives.

    • The Genetic Education for Men (GEM) Trial: Development of Web-Based Education for Untested Men in BRCA1/2-Positive Families.
    • Peshkin BN, Ladd MK, Isaacs C, Segal H, Jacobs A, Taylor KL, Graves KD, O'Neill SC, Schwartz MD.
    • J Cancer Educ. 2019 Aug 11. doi: 10.1007/s13187-019-01599-y. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Bringing Prostate Cancer Germline Genetics into Clinical Practice.
    • Das S, Salami SS, Spratt DE, Kaffenberger SD, Jacobs MF, Morgan TM.
    • J Urol. 2019 Aug;202(2):223-230. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000137. Epub 2019 Jul 8.
    • A systematic review of the prevalence of DNA damage response gene mutations in prostate cancer.
    • Lang SH, Swift SL, White H, Misso K, Kleijnen J, Quek RGW.
    • Int J Oncol. 2019 Jul 16. doi: 10.3892/ijo.2019.4842. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Risk Prediction Tools Available for Germline BRCA1/2 Mutations Underperform in Prostate Cancer Patients.
    • Oliva L, Lozano R, Llácer C, Aragón I, Pajares BI, Sáez MI, Herrera-Imbroda B, Montesa A, Hernández D, Villatoro R, Otero A, Correa R, Grau G, Peinado P, Pacheco MI, García-Galisteo E, Rueda A, Machuca FJ, Alba E, Márquez-Aragonés A, Olmos D, Castro E.
    • Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 Jul 12. pii: S2588-9311(19)30100-2. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2019.06.019. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Archived Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care - Prostate Cancer
    • Srinivas S, Shah SA.
    • NCCN Continuing Education. 2019 Jul 5.
    • CME Course
    • Prevalence of Suspected Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and Germline Mutations Among a Diverse Cohort of Probands Reporting a Family History of Prostate Cancer: Toward Informing Cascade Testing for Men.
    • Chandrasekar T, Gross L, Gomella LG, Hegarty SE, Leong JY, Giri VN.
    • Eur Urol Oncol. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S2588-9311(19)30085-9. doi: 10.1016/j.euo.2019.06.010. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Germline DNA Repair Gene Mutation Landscape in Chinese Prostate Cancer Patients.
    • Wei Y, Wu J, Gu W, Qin X, Dai B, Lin G, Gan H, Freedland SJ, Zhu Y, Ye D.
    • Eur Urol. 2019 Jun 24. pii: S0302-2838(19)30453-1. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.06.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care - Prostate Cancer: The Emerging Role of Tumor and Germline Genetic Testing and the Treatment of Advanced Disease.
    • Srinivas S, Shah SA.
    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Continuing Education. 2019 Jun 24.
    • CME course
    • Germline pathogenic variants in 7,636 Japanese patients with prostate cancer and 12,366 controls.
    • Momozawa Y, Iwasaki Y, Hirata M, Liu X, Kamatani Y, Takahashi A, Sugano K, Yoshida T, Murakami Y, Matsuda K, Nakagawa H, Spurdle AB, Kubo M.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Jun 19. pii: djz124. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz124. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Screening, Active Surveillance, and Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer Among Carriers of Germline BRCA Mutations.
    • Halstuch D, Ber Y, Margel D.
    • Eur Urol Focus. 2019 May 27. pii: S2405-4569(19)30146-4. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2019.05.009. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Germline and Somatic Mutations in Prostate Cancer for the Clinician.
    • Cheng HH, Sokolova AO, Schaeffer EM, Small EJ, Higano CS.
    • J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019 May 1;17(5):515-521. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2019.7307.
    • DNA damage repair alterations are frequent in prostatic adenocarcinomas with focal pleomorphic giant-cell features.
    • Lotan TL, Kaur HB, Alharbi AM, Pritchard CC, Epstein JI.
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    Comment, Letter:

    Testing for BRCA1/2 and ataxiatelangiectasia mutated in men with high prostate indices: An approach to reducing prostate cancer mortality in Asia and Africa.

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    News: New Toolkit Can Help Debunk Myths About Genetic Testing for Gynecologic Cancer. (Cure)

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    Comment:

    Male Breast Cancer: A Study in Small Steps.

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    • Screening an Asymptomatic Person for Genetic Risk.
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    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum

    Subject: New England Journal of Medicine article/discussion on Screening an Asymptomatic Person for Genetic R

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