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    • Research news

    Original research:

    Uptake and efficacy of bilateral risk reducing surgery in unaffected female BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers.

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    Research news:

    Earlier decisions on breast and ovarian surgery reduce cancer in women at high risk.

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    Podcast: January 2022: Providing access to quality healthcare for Non-Hispanic Black women reduces mortality. (Genetics in Medicine. GenePod)

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    • Review
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    • FORCE. XRAY. 2020 Oct 26.

    Original research:

    Presymptomatic Awareness of Germline Pathogenic BRCA Variants and Associated Outcomes in Women With Breast Cancer.

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

    Research news: 'Knowledge Is Power': Knowing BRCA1/2 Status Tied to Survival. (Medscape)

    Research news: Knowing about an inherited BRCA mutation improves outcomes for women with breast cancer. (FORCE. XRAY.)

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    Cancer screening and prevention in BRCA mutation carriers: a missed opportunity?

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    • 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

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    Press: Multigene Sequencing Rapidly Replacing BRCA Tests. (Medscape Oncology)

    Letter, Comment:

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

    Letter, Reply:

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

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    • FORCE. XRAYS. 2018 May 24.

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

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    Research News:

    Angelina Jolie's mastectomy triggered sharp rise in gene testing.

    Research News: Angelina Jolie spoke out on BRCA testing: Did genetic testing increase? (FORCE)

    Blog post: "Angelina Jolie Effect”: What Should I Know About Hereditary Cancer and Testing? (NSGC Blog)

    Research News: Were women foolish to follow Angelina Jolie into BRCA cancer gene testing? (STAT)

    Research News: Jolie Effect: BRCA Tests Up but No Change in Mastectomy. (Medscape)

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    Comment, Letter:

    Longer term effects of the Angelina Jolie effect: increased risk-reducing mastectomy rates in BRCA carriers and other high-risk women.

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    Editorial, Comment:

    Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: is it a reasonable option?

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    Press: What’s Ahead for BRCA Genetic Testing and Counseling? (OncLive)

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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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