Surgeons ~ Healthcare Providers and Genetic Services
~ Genetics of Breast & Ovarian Cancer


Healthcare Providers' Education, Knowledge, Opinions, Preferences, Roles in Provision of/Referral to Genetic Services for HBOC. Also includes reviews, education papers, and other papers that are focused on or specifically written for the given provider group.

Including Gynecologic Oncologists—Surgery Practice

List was last updated on Nov 30, 2021 @ 10:04 pm.

    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: No Follow-up on Insurer Denial Delays Cancer Risk Management.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. Cancer Specialties. Breast Cancer. 2021 Nov 29.
    • Implementation of Multigene Germline and Parallel Somatic Genetic Testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: SIGNPOST Study.
    • Chandrasekaran D, Sobocan M, Blyuss O, Miller RE, Evans O, Crusz SM, Mills-Baldock T, Sun L, Hammond RFL, Gaba F, Jenkins LA, Ahmed M, Kumar A, Jeyarajah A, Lawrence AC, Brockbank E, Phadnis S, Quigley M, El Khouly F, Wuntakal R, Faruqi A, Trevisan G, Casey L, Burghel GJ, Schlecht H, Bulman M, Smith P, Bowers NL, Legood R, Lockley M, Wallace A, Singh N, Evans DG, Manchanda R.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2021 Aug 27;13(17):4344. doi: 10.3390/cancers13174344.
    • Surgical management of BRCA pathogenic variant carriers with breast cancer: a recent literature review and current state of the art.
    • Terribile DA, Mason EJ, Murando F, DI Leone A, Sanchez AM, Scardina L, Magno S, Franco A, D'Archi S, Natale M, Lucci Cordisco E, Masetti R, Franceschini G.
    • Minerva Surg. 2021 Aug 2. doi: 10.23736/S2724-5691.21.09009-2. Epub ahead of print.
    • Review
    • Success Factors and Barriers in Combining Personalized Medicine and Patient Centered Care in Breast Cancer. Results from a Systematic Review and Proposal of Conceptual Framework.
    • Giulio de Belvis A, Pellegrino R, Castagna C, Morsella A, Pastorino R, Boccia S.
    • J Pers Med. 2021 Jul 13;11(7):654. doi: 10.3390/jpm11070654.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Inaccurate Patient Claims Complicate Cancer Risk Management.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. Biomarkers. BRCA. 2021 Jun 30.

    Blog post: Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Inaccurate Patient Claims Complicate Cancer Risk Management. (My Gene Counsel)

    • Pilot study of an online training program to increase genetic literacy and communication skills in oncology healthcare professionals discussing BRCA1/2 genetic testing with breast and ovarian cancer patients.
    • Meiser B, Woodward P, Gleeson M, Kentwell M, Fan HM, Antill Y, Butow PN, Boyle F, Best M, Taylor N, Bell K, Tucker K.
    • Fam Cancer. 2021 May 10. doi: 10.1007/s10689-021-00261-1. Epub ahead of print.
    • Effect of a health literacy training program for surgical oncologists and specialized nurses on disparities in referral to breast cancer genetic testing.
    • van der Giessen JAM, van Dulmen S, Velthuizen ME, van den Muijsenbergh METC, van Engelen K, Collée M, van Dalen T, Aalfs CM, Hooning MJ, Spreeuwenberg PMM, Fransen MP, Ausems MGEM.
    • Breast. 2021 Apr 22:S0960-9776(21)00367-2. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2021.04.008. Epub ahead of print.
    • Controversies in Hereditary Cancer Management.
    • AlHilli MM, Pederson HJ.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Apr 8. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004364. Epub ahead of print.
    • Suprarenal lymphadenectomy with nephrectomy for refractory ovarian cancer.
    • Park SJ, Kim HS.
    • Gland Surg. 2021 Mar;10(3):1268-1270. doi: 10.21037/gs.2020.04.08.
    • Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Narrative Review of the Evidence and Acceptability.
    • Scheepens JCC, van ’t Veer L, Esserman L, Belkora J, Mukhtar RA.
    • Breast. 2021 Feb 10:S0960-9776(21)00017-5. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2021.02.003. Epub ahead of print.
    • Gene Screenings Hold Disease Clues, but Unexplained Anomalies Often Raise Fears.
    • Bennett C.
    • Kaiser Health News. 2021 Feb 9.

    Press: Ambiguous genetic test results can be unsettling. Worse, they can lead to needless surgeries. (Washington Post)

    Press: My Gene Counsel Quoted in Washington Post and Kaiser Health News. (My Gene Counsel)

    • The Angelina Jolie effect: Contralateral risk-reducing mastectomy trends in patients at increased risk of breast cancer.
    • Basu NN, Hodson J, Chatterjee S, Gandhi A, Wisely J, Harvey J, Highton L, Murphy J, Barnes N, Johnson R, Barr L, Kirwan CC, Howell S, Baildam AD, Howell A, Evans DG.
    • Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 2;11(1):2847. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-82654-x.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Woman Without High Breast Cancer Risk Recommended Surgery.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Dec 22.
    • Communication about breast cancer genetic counseling with patients with limited health literacy or a migrant background: evaluation of a training program for healthcare professionals.
    • van der Giessen J, Fransen MP, Spreeuwenberg P, Velthuizen M, van Dulmen S, Ausems MGEM.
    • J Community Genet. 2020 Dec 15. doi: 10.1007/s12687-020-00497-x. Epub ahead of print.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: BRCA2-Positive Healthy Young Man Recommended Mastectomy.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Nov 25.
    • Adherence to NCCN Guidelines for Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Patients: Who Are We Missing?
    • Alberty-Oller JJ, Weltz S, Santos A, Pisapati K, Ru M, Weltz C, Schmidt H, Port E.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Sep 11. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-09123-z. Epub ahead of print.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Unnecessary Testing Identifies BRCA2 VUS in 16-Year-Old Girl.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Sep 9.
    • Management of early breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.
    • Cavalcante FP, Novita GG, Millen EC, Zerwes FP, de Oliveira VM, Sousa ALL, Freitas Junior R.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Aug 16. doi: 10.1007/s10549-020-05877-y. Epub ahead of print.
    • 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.
    • BRCA testing in women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer: gynecologic oncologist-initiated testing compared with genetics referral.
    • Piedimonte S, Power J, Foulkes WD, Weber E, Palma L, Schiavi A, Ambrosio E, Konci R, Gilbert L, Jardon K, Baret L, Zeng X.
    • Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 Aug 5:ijgc-2020-001261. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2020-001261. Epub ahead of print.
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Lynch Syndrome Patient Has Ovaries, Uterus Removed at Age 22.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Jul 1.
    • Cancer Genetics.
    • Van Cott C.
    • Surg Clin North Am. 2020 Jun;100(3):483-498. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2020.02.012. Epub 2020 Apr 16.
    • Review
    • Predictors of genetic testing uptake in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
    • Ladd MK, Peshkin BN, Isaacs C, Hooker G, Willey S, Valdimarsdottir H, DeMarco T, O'Neill S, Binion S, Schwartz MD; other members of the Surgery After Genetic Evaluation Study Group.
    • J Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr 28. doi: 10.1002/jso.25956. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Systematic development of a training program for healthcare professionals to improve communication about breast cancer genetic counseling with low health literate patients.
    • van der Giessen JAM, Ausems MGEM, van den Muijsenbergh METC, van Dulmen S, Fransen MP.
    • Fam Cancer. 2020 Apr 22. doi: 10.1007/s10689-020-00176-3. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Genetic Testing Challenges in Oncology: Patient With BRCA1 VUS Has Prophylactic Surgery.
    • Ray T.
    • Precision Oncology News. 2020 Apr 6.
    • Multifocal breast cancers are more prevalent in BRCA2 versus BRCA1 mutation carriers.
    • McCrorie AD, Ashfield S, Begley A, Mcilmunn C, Morrison PJ, Boyd C, Eccles B, Greville-Heygate S, Copson ER, Cutress RI, Eccles DM, Savage KI, McIntosh SA.
    • J Pathol Clin Res. 2020 Apr;6(2):146-153. doi: 10.1002/cjp2.155. Epub 2020 Feb 5.
    • Differences in physician opinions about controversial issues surrounding contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM): A survey of physicians from accredited breast centers in the United States.
    • Yao K, Bleicher R, Moran M, Chang C, Dietz J, Stearns V, Connolly J, Sarantou T, Kurtzman S; National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Data Working Group.
    • Cancer Med. 2020 Mar 11. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2914. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Survey on the current gynaecological approach of ovarian cancer patients: The utility of HIPEC.
    • Iavazzo C, Fotiou A, Tsiatas M, Christopoulou A, Spiliotis J, Sugarbaker P.
    • Pleura Peritoneum. 2020 Feb 26;5(1):20190029. doi: 10.1515/pp-2019-0029.
    • When to break the news and whose responsibility is it? A cross-sectional qualitative study of health professionals' views regarding disclosure of BRCA genetic cancer risk.
    • Young AL, Butow PN, Tucker KM, Wakefield CE, Healey E, Williams R.
    • BMJ Open. 2020 Feb 25;10(2):e033127. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033127.
    • Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Assessing the Incidence of Occult Ovarian Cancer and Surgeon Adherence to Recommended Practices.
    • Newcomb LK, Toal CT, Rindos NB, Wang L, Mansuria SM.
    • J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 Jan 9. pii: S1553-4650(20)30037-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2020.01.004. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy in young previvors: Examining decision-making, reconstructive outcomes, and patient satisfaction in BRCA+ patients under 30.
    • Salibian AA, Bekisz JM, Frey JD, Miller B, Choi M, Karp NS.
    • Breast J. 2019 Nov 17. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13692. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Assessing the additional surgical risk of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and immediate breast implant reconstruction.
    • Nealon KP, Sobti N, Gadd M, Specht M, Liao EC.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Oct 11. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05460-0. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Health Care Provider Adherence to Surgical Guidelines for Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy.
    • Wilhite AM, Oestreich MC, Olson M, Bedell SM, Westenberg D, Bangdiwala A, Ikramuddin S, Sanchez-Avila M, Madoff RD, Khalifa MA, Erickson BK.
    • Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Sep;134(3):520-526. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003421.
    • Warranting the decision-maker, not the decision: How healthcare practitioners evaluate the legitimacy of patients' unprompted requests for risk-reducing mastectomy.
    • Brown SL, Beesley H, Holcombe C, Saini P, Salmon P.
    • Patient Educ Couns. 2019 Aug;102(8):1446-1451. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.03.007. Epub 2019 Mar 18.
    • Can I Keep My Nipple? Factors Influencing the Surgical Decision between Skin-Sparing and Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy.
    • Wang M, Huang J, Chagpar AB.
    • Am Surg. 2019 Jul 1;85(7):768-771.
    • Moving into the mainstream: healthcare professionals' views of implementing treatment focussed genetic testing in breast cancer care.
    • Hallowell N, Wright S, Stirling D, Gourley C, Young O, Porteous M.
    • Fam Cancer. 2019 Jul;18(3):293-301. doi: 10.1007/s10689-019-00122-y.
    • Caveat Emptor: The Perils of Panel Testing in Hereditary Breast Cancer.
    • Taylor A, Tischkowitz M.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 27:JCO1900122. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.00122. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to M.S. Copur et al, A. Taylor et al, and P.S. Rajagopal et al.

    Original research:

    Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?

    • The Time for Mainstreaming Germline Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer Is Now.
    • Rajagopal PS, Catenacci DVT, Olopade OI.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jun 27:JCO1900160. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.00160. [Epub ahead of print]

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to M.S. Copur et al, A. Taylor et al, and P.S. Rajagopal et al.

    Original research:

    Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?

    • Differences in referral patterns based on race for women at high-risk for ovarian cancer in the southeast: Results from a Gynecologic Cancer Risk Assessment Clinic.
    • Boitano TKL, Barrington DA, Batra S, McGwin G Jr, Turner TB, Farmer MB, Brown AM, Straughn MJ Jr, Leath CA 3rd.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Jun 10. pii: S0090-8258(19)31275-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.05.031. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Opportunistic Salpingectomy at the Time of Urogynecologic Surgery: Why, in Whom, and How?
    • Catanzarite T, Eskander RN.
    • Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 May 22. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000741. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Evaluation of Cancer-Based Criteria for Use in Mainstream BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer.
    • Kemp Z, Turnbull A, Yost S, Seal S, Mahamdallie S, Poyastro-Pearson E, Warren-Perry M, Eccleston A, Tan MM, Teo SH, Turner N, Strydom A, George A, Rahman N.
    • JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e194428. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.4428.
    • [Genetic Approach of Breast Cancer].
    • Takei J, Yamauchi H.
    • Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2019 May;46(5):831-837.
    • Review, [Article in Japanese]
    • Germline Genetic Testing: What the Breast Surgeon Needs to Know.
    • Plichta JK, Sebastian ML, Smith LA, Menendez CS, Johnson AT, Bays SM, Euhus DM, Clifford EJ, Jalali M, Kurtzman SH, Taylor WA, Hughes KS.
    • Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07341-8. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Direct Genetics Referral Pathway for High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Patients: The "Opt-Out" Process.
    • McGee J, Peart TM, Foley N, Bertrand M, Prefontaine M, Sugimoto A, Ettler H, Welch S, Panabaker K.
    • J Oncol. 2019 Apr 2;2019:6029097. doi: 10.1155/2019/6029097. eCollection 2019.
    • 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.

    • Breast surgeons recommend genetic testing for all breast cancer patients.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2019 Mar 25.

    Guideline: Consensus Guideline on Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer. (PDF) (American Society of Breast Surgeons.)

    • Negotiating jurisdictional boundaries in response to new genetic possibilities in breast cancer care: The creation of an 'oncogenetic taskscape'.
    • Wright S, Porteous M, Stirling D, Young O, Gourley C, Hallowell N.
    • Soc Sci Med. 2019 Mar;225:26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.020. Epub 2019 Feb 13.
    • Underdiagnosis of Hereditary Breast Cancer: Are Genetic Testing Guidelines a Tool or an Obstacle?
    • Beitsch PD, Whitworth PW, Hughes K, Patel R, Rosen B, Compagnoni G, Baron P, Simmons R, Smith LA, Grady I, Kinney M, Coomer C, Barbosa K, Holmes DR, Brown E, Gold L, Clark P, Riley L, Lyons S, Ruiz A, Kahn S, MacDonald H, Curcio L, Hardwick MK, Yang S, Esplin ED, Nussbaum RL.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2019 Feb 20;37(6):453-460. doi: 10.1200/JCO.18.01631. Epub 2018 Dec 7.


    Advances in Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast Cancer, High-Quality Decision Making, and Responsible Resource Allocation.

    Letter, Commentary:

    Should All Patients With a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Undergo Expanded Panel Testing?

    Letter, Commentary:

    Caveat Emptor: The Perils of Panel Testing in Hereditary Breast Cancer.

    Letter, Commentary:

    The Time for Mainstreaming Germline Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer Is Now.

    Letter, Reply:

    Reply to M.S. Copur et al, A. Taylor et al, and P.S. Rajagopal et al.

    Press: Genetic Testing Misses Half of Women at Risk for Breast Cancer. (Medscape Oncology)

    Commentary: Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines 'Simply Are Not Effective'. (Medscape Oncology)

    • Risk factors for sexual dysfunction in BRCA mutation carriers after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy.
    • Chan JL, Senapati S, Johnson LNC, DiGiovanni L, Voong C, Butts SF, Domchek SM.
    • Menopause. 2019 Feb;26(2):132-139. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001176.
    • Consensus Guideline on Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer.
    • Manahan ER, Sebastian M, Hughes KS, Boughey JC, Kuerer HM, Euhus DM, Robson ME, Boolbol SK, Arun BK, Taylor WA.
    • American Society of Breast Surgeons. 2019 Feb 10.

    Press: ASBrS Calls for Genetic Testing for All Breast Cancer Patients. (Medscape Oncology)

    News: Breast surgeons recommend genetic testing for all breast cancer patients. (FORCE. XRAYS.)

    • Optimise not compromise: The importance of a multidisciplinary breast cancer patient pathway in the era of oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery.
    • Strach MC, Prasanna T, Kirova YM, Alran S, O'Toole S, Beith JM, Poortmans P, McNeil CM, Carroll S.
    • Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2019 Feb;134:10-21. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2018.11.007. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
    • Review
    • Assessing the medical workforces perceived barriers to the prescription of risk-reducing medication for women at high-risk of breast cancer.
    • Sutherland S, Meiser B, Kaur R, Mitchell G, Kirk J, Peate M, Tim Wong WK, Goodwin A.
    • Breast J. 2019 Jan;25(1):34-40. doi: 10.1111/tbj.13157. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
    • 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
    • Surgeon attitude impacts rate of genetic testing after a breast cancer diagnosis.
    • [No author given]
    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 Oct 6.

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

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


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

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

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

    • The development of a template for psychological assessment of women considering risk-reducing or contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: A national Delphi consensus study.
    • Braude L, Kirsten L, Gilchrist J, Juraskova I.
    • Psychooncology. 2018 Oct;27(10):2349-2356. doi: 10.1002/pon.4830. Epub 2018 Sep 4.
    • A comparison of patient satisfaction (using the BREAST-Q questionnaire) with bilateral breast reconstruction following risk-reducing or therapeutic mastectomy.
    • Kazzazi F, Haggie R, Forouhi P, Kazzazi N, Wyld L, Malata CM.
    • J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2018 Sep;71(9):1324-1331. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.06.011. Epub 2018 Jun 28.
    • 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.
    • Uptake of BRCA 1/2 and oncotype DX testing by medical and surgical oncologists.
    • Murciano-Goroff YR, McCarthy AM, Bristol MN, Groeneveld P, Domchek SM, Motanya UN, Armstrong K.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug;171(1):173-180. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4810-2. Epub 2018 May 8.
    • Randomized trial of proactive rapid genetic counseling versus usual care for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
    • Schwartz MD, Peshkin BN, Isaacs C, Willey S, Valdimarsdottir HB, Nusbaum R, Hooker G, O'Neill S, Jandorf L, Kelly SP, Heinzmann J, Zidell A, Khoury K.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug;170(3):517-524. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4773-3. Epub 2018 Apr 2.
    • Bilateral mastectomies: can a co-surgeon technique offer improvements over the single-surgeon method?
    • Mallory MA, Tarabanis C, Schneider E, Nimbkar S, Golshan M.
    • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug;170(3):641-646. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4794-y. Epub 2018 Apr 23.
    • Influences on Satisfaction with Reconstructed Breasts and Intimacy in Younger Women Following Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy: a Qualitative Analysis.
    • Glassey R, O'Connor M, Ives A, Saunders C, Hardcastle SJ; kConFab Investigators.
    • Int J Behav Med. 2018 Aug;25(4):390-398. doi: 10.1007/s12529-018-9722-3.
    • Breast Cancer Genetics and Indications for Prophylactic Mastectomy.
    • Krontiras H, Farmer M, Whatley J.
    • Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Aug;98(4):677-685. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2018.03.004. Epub 2018 May 30.
    • Review
    • BRCA Mutations in the Young, High-Risk Female Population: Genetic Testing, Management of Prophylactic Therapies, and Implications for Plastic Surgeons.
    • Salibian AA, Frey JD, Choi M, Karp NS.
    • Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun;141(6):1341-1350. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004363.
    • 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.
    • Surgeon Influence on Variation in Receipt of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy For Women With Breast Cancer.
    • Katz SJ, Hawley ST, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Hofer TP.
    • JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 1;153(1):29-36. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3415.
    • Surgical Findings and Outcomes in Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Oophorectomy: A Multicenter Review From the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Fellows Pelvic Research Network.
    • Harvey LFB, Abramson VG, Alvarez J, DeStephano C, Hur HC, Lee K, Mattingly P, Park B, Piszczek C, Seifi F, Stuparich M, Yunker A.
    • J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2018 Jan;25(1):111-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.08.643. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    • Considerations in Testing for Inherited Breast Cancer Predisposition in the Era of Personalized Medicine.
    • Powers B, Pal T, Laronga C.
    • Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;27(1):1-22. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2017.08.003.
    • Review
    • "Best practices in risk reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: the influence of surgical specialty".
    • Malacarne DR, Boyd LR, Long Y, Blank SV.
    • World J Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec 11;15(1):218. doi: 10.1186/s12957-017-1282-5.
    • Rapid genetic counseling and testing in newly diagnosed breast cancer: Patients' and health professionals' attitudes, experiences, and evaluation of effects on treatment decision making.
    • Wevers MR, Aaronson NK, Bleiker EMA, Hahn DEE, Brouwer T, van Dalen T, Theunissen EB, van Ooijen B, de Roos MA, Borgstein PJ, Vrouenraets BC, Vriens E, Bouma WH, Rijna H, Vente JP, Kuenen MA, van der Sanden-Melis J, Witkamp AJ, Rutgers EJT, Verhoef S, Ausems MGEM.
    • J Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec;116(8):1029-1039. doi: 10.1002/jso.24763. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
    • Non-BRCA1/2 Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes: A New Frontier with Clinical Consequences for Plastic Surgeons.
    • Frey JD, Salibian AA, Schnabel FR, Choi M, Karp NS.
    • Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Nov 20;5(11):e1564. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001564. eCollection 2017 Nov.
    • Integrating surgery and genetic testing for the modern surgeon.
    • Caso R, Beamer M, Lofthus AD, Sosin M.
    • Ann Transl Med. 2017 Oct;5(20):399. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.06.50.
    • Improved quality of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in Australasian women at high risk of pelvic serous cancer.
    • Lee YC, Bressel M, Grant P, Russell P, Smith C, Picken S, Camm S, Kiely BE, Milne RL, McLachlan SA, Hickey M, Friedlander ML, Hopper JL, Phillips KA; Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (kConFab).
    • Fam Cancer. 2017 Oct;16(4):461-469. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-9977-x.
    • Determining the Oncologic Safety of Autologous Fat Grafting as a Reconstructive Modality: An Institutional Review of Breast Cancer Recurrence Rates and Surgical Outcomes.
    • Cohen O, Lam G, Karp N, Choi M.
    • Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep;140(3):382e-392e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003576.
    • Breast Cancer Genetics for Plastic Surgeons.
    • McInerney NM, Narod S, Metcalfe K, Semple J, Brown MH.
    • Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Sep;140(3):455-460. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003577.
    • Review
    • Gaps in Incorporating Germline Genetic Testing Into Treatment Decision-Making for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.
    • Kurian AW, Li Y, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Hawley ST, Morrow M, McLeod MC, Jagsi R, Katz SJ.
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