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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

USPSTF updates BRCA cancer screening recommendations

The Health Imaging (8/20, O'Connor) reports that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated recommendations for BRCA1/2 testing, suggesting practitioners increase the use of genetic counseling and testing. Specifically, the USPSTF recommends clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer associated with BRCA gene mutations using a brief risk assessment tool.

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Author: Nicole Hardy
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