Racial and ethnic differences in genetic testing among young breast cancer survivors
Full article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13187-019-01646-8
Genetic testing is recommended for most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50 or younger. In this study of young women with breast cancer, while the rates of genetic testing did not differ, the rates of women testing positive for an inherited mutation associated with breast cancer did vary between racial and ethnic groups. (2/27/20)
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