Preoperative Genetic Testing and Surgical Decision Making in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

A new study published in the June 2014 issue of Gynecological Oncology found that women with breast cancer often change their surgical treatment plan when they learn preoperatively that they have a BRCA gene mutation. The bar chart above shows the women’s ultimate plans by their BRCA status.[1][2]

For more information:
[1] Does Preoperative Genetic Testing Affect Surgical Decision Making in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Onco’Zine – The International Oncology Network, June 14, 2014. [Article]
[2] Lokich E, Stuckeya A, Rakerb C, Wilbura JS, Laprisea J, Gassa J. Preoperative genetic testing affects surgical decision making in breast cancer patients. Gynecologic Oncology. June 5, 2014 (InPress) [Article]

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