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Multigene testing replacing BRCA tests for breast cancer risk

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: KRISTA CONGER From: Tests to detect mutations in multiple genes are replacing BRCA-only analyses in women with breast cancer, according to a study by scientists at Stanford and several other institutions. Greater access to genetic counselors needed. The use of genetic tests aimed at detecting the presence of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in women with breast cancer …