breast cancer genetic screening test

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breast cancer genetic screening test (BRCA genetic testing)

a blood test used to detect the presence of breast cancer genes, which indicates an increased susceptibility for development of breast cancer. One breast cancer gene also confers an increased susceptibility for ovarian cancer.
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Commemorating the 20th anniversary of BRCA genetic testing, we are increasingly conscious of the social, economic, and medico-legal impacts of genetic cancer risk on both personal and public health.
A qualitative inquiry into experiences and perceptions of treatment-focused germline BRCA genetic testing amongst women recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
To qualify for BRCA genetic testing, I needed a history of cancer on both sides of my family and a connection to Ashkenazi Jews, both of which I had.
BRCA genetic testing may be advised for people with a strong family history of breast cancer, especially those who also are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Perhaps the most notable finding was that among the 83 women who underwent BRCA genetic testing, the mean score was -0.