Inherited mutations in metastatic breast cancer patients
Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/article-abstract/2749176
Recent research shows that a significant portion of patients with metastatic breast cancer have harmful mutations in a gene associated with hereditary breast cancer and increased breast cancer risk. (9/26/19)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I have metastatic breast cancer; should I have genetic testing?
- Who should I contact to have genetic testing?
- If I have a mutation in a gene that is associated with increased breast cancer risk, how might that change my treatment for metastatic breast cancer?
- What are the risks and benefits of genetic testing for me and my family?
Open Clinical Trials
The following studies involve genetic testing in people with advanced cancers:
FORCE is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1999. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by adult hereditary cancers.