Rapid BRCA testing informs choice of mastectomy
from Medscape (free subscription)
Italian researchers studied a rapid genetic counseling and testing intervention offered to women who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and who were considered at risk of carrying BRCA1 or BRCA2 germline mutations. The investigators hypothesized that multidisciplinary approaches and rapid testing could influence the choice of primary surgery, and they explored the psychological repercussions of this approach.
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